"We're not going anywhere," he said. "There's no truth to it."
The manager, who identified himself as "David," says he's heard rumors about the restaurant's impending closure for more than a year, and suspects a competitor started them. He was surprised to hear the Morning News had repeated them.
"There's absolutely no truth to that," he repeated after listening to a recitation of the blog item. "I'm here every day, I would know."
The Morning News cites as its source the East Dallas Times, which today reported Matt's owner Matt Martinez III "confirmed the situation during a phone conversation. 'There's somebody with a lot more money that wants our space', he said."
Martinez was not available for comment, but David pledged the restaurant will remain open.
"Come in and get you a chile relleno," he said.