The 13,000-square-foot venue opened in 2018.
Smash, the pingpong restaurant and bar at 8206 Philips Highway in Baymeadows Junction, closed Feb. 23, according to an announcement on its Facebook page and its website.
News of the closure was first reported by Jacksonville Daily Record news partner News4Jax.com.
The restaurant posted the following statement on its website:
"Dear Jacksonville, it is with heavy hearts we must announce that as of Sunday, February 23rd 2020, SMASH Sports Bar & Restaurant will no longer be open for business.
We’d like to thank the various charities and local businesses that chose to partner with us regularly. We cherish your support and the great memories made together.
Thank you to every person who visited and every group that held events and enjoyed our unique and interactive restaurant. We appreciate your business and time spent having fun here at Smash!
Most importantly, thank you to our friends, family and our staff for your continuous support and always working hard to make Smash the best place it could possibly be. We wish you all the best moving forward.
We love Jacksonville and couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of such a courageous and thriving community. So take it easy, keep smashing, and keep supporting local businesses!"
The Daily Record reported in December 2017 that Ash Properties was planning the restaurant.
The 13,000-square-foot space opened in November 2018 with 20 pingpong tables, two bars, a kitchen and restaurant seating for 265 people.