After 16 months, owners Maggie and Charlie Cruser decided to close their restaurant at 130 W. 11th St., citing a lack of business.
“It’s just that it just didn’t work,” Maggie Cruser said in a telephone interview Wednesday, Oct. 2.
“It started slowing down in May, and I couldn’t see staying there for the holidays and closing,” she said. “We had slow days in June, July and August. We decided in August we would close, we just didn’t know when. We came to a realization in September that breaking even wasn’t good enough anymore. It was very hard (decision).”
On Saturday, they had a farewell dinner with live music for their regular customers.
“I wanted to go out with grace, not out yelling and screaming,” she said.
The Crusers are considering purchasing a ranch and retiring. She said they are looking at properties in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
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