As reported in Latest Word, Moore pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of theft by receiving for buying and selling stolen cigarettes. She's now awaiting sentencing.
In the aftermath of Moore's July arrest, her business, Zona's Tamales, 713 East 26th Avenue, was temporarily seized by the city. Now, rather than fight to keep it open, Moore has opted to retire. She'll close up shop for good on October 15, much to the chagrin of her fans -- 200 of which rallied to her support after news of her arrest.
For those fans, Moore will hold a celebration of her birthday and her retirement on October 10 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Moore is looking forward to the last day at Zona's, and seems at peace with her decision. "I'm not answering the phone for two weeks," she says. "I've been here six days a week for forty years. I want to do something else."