Natasha's Bistro and Bar on downtown Lexington's Esplanade will not open on Monday while its owners consider its future.
"We're going to stop operations for a couple of weeks to figure out what to do," Gene Williams, one of the owners, said Friday morning.
"We're still in conversation with people to figure out what to do."
The restaurant, music venue and host of the monthly Lexjam Acoustic Café will be open through Sunday night.
Natasha's sent notice of its closing to musicians on Friday morning via email, sparking widespread discussion on social media.
"We have very sad news," the email message read. "Natasha's Bistro and Bar will close our doors as of November 2, 2015 to consider options for the future. Unfortunately we have to cancel all scheduled events and performances."
"We have a GREAT WEEKEND of music coming up ... and encourage you to join us for 'a last waltz' at Natasha's," the message said.
For nearly a decade, Natasha's hosted Balagula Theatre, but starting with its 2014-15 season, that organization moved its performances to the Farish Theater at the Lexington Public Library on Main Street and the Downtown Arts Center.
"It might reopen," Williams said of Natasha's, which revamped its menu over the summer and lowered its prices. "We just don't know."