Pollo El Regio on East Riverside has a sign up saying that they are closed until July 28 for remodeling. Today’s the 28th, and they were not open when I drove by a few hours ago. I also didn’t see any evidence of remodeling. I’m also sad to report that La Regiomontana (also known as Taquería El Regio) next door has an undated memo on their drive-thru window saying that they, too, are not open for business because the owners asked the landlords to close temporarily. The note also warns people not to enter the property without permission and thanks the restaurant’s fans, saying that they will re-open in a few days. However, there’s no way of telling how long they’ve been closed.
When I checked out a new taquería on Montopolis, I noticed that a white city truck with the words “Code Enforcement” on its door was just departing . Another patron told me that a man had entered to hand the girls in the kitchen a yellow notice. Taquería Rodriguez, a taco trailer that operates in a convenience-store lot on East Riverside, also had a sign up stating that they were closed.
I can’t help but wonder if these closures, all in the same part of town, are related to some kind of citywide crack-down. Has anyone else noticed other closures on that side of town?