Durant restaurant in OKC closes shop, plans to reopen with new name, theme
A restaurant created in 2013 in partnership with former OKC star Kevin Durant is undergoing a makeover.

Kd’s restaurant in the Oklahoma City entertainment district of Bricktown has closed and is looking to open in September with a new theme.

Operated by Hal Smith restaurant group and created in partnership with Kevin Durant in 2013, Kd’s Southern Cuisine closed on Sunday (Monday, Manila time, and is undergoing a restaurant revamp just weeks after the former local star joined the OKC Thunder’s Western Conference rival Golden State Warriors.

Durant he was a 25 percent owner of Kd's when the eatery was first announced in 2012, according to Brianna Bailey of The Oklahoman, but it is unclear if he will maintain any ownership stake in the new restaurant. 

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"The concept will offer an updated atmosphere with a similar menu to what has been available at that location in the past," the restaurant group said in its announcement. 

“It has been an honor — and a lot of fun — to partner with Kevin Durant at Kd's these last few years,” Hal Smith, founder and CEO of the Oklahoma-based restaurant group said in a statement.

“We wish him the very best as he takes a new direction in his career.”

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