"We were suffering, our sales were declining, and we just couldn't continue to hold on, and hold on and hold on," says Anthony. "People have to support small businesses," he insists, adding that the "big chains are making the mom-and-pops struggle that much more." And the Berkeley neighborhood, laments Anthony, is more apt to support a Mexican restaurant over a barbecue joint. "People in that neighborhood eat Mexican food twice, sometimes three times a week...barbecue, not so much," he says.
As for the Littleton pod, Anthony reports that it's doing well, but like any restaurant in this economy, it could be doing better. "We're doing okay, and we're trying to focus our energies on making this location as good as we can, and while I'm really disappointed about closing the other restaurant, you just do what you have to do."
The Littleton location is open Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closed on Sunday. Call 303-797-9255 for more info.