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Ay Caramba to Close

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, March 09, 2010, at 06:25PM
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After six years, Issac Ibarlucea is set to close Ay Caramba, the Arts District Mexican Cafe that has done double duty as a general store since February 2009. Ibarlucea cites a slowdown in business as the reason for the closure. The last day to dine will be Wednesday, March 17th, from 8am to 8pm.

In the meantime, everything is for sale, including dishes and kitchen appliances. Purchased inventory can be picked up on Saturday, March 20.

Ay Caramba is in adjoining spaces that once held Soul Folks cafe, and the briefly active Deep River Gallery on the ground floor of the American Hotel. Owned by Richard Meruelo, the Hewitt side of the building housed the space that was once Al's Bar.

The message outside the Traction Ave restaurant also says "Thanks you to all our loyal customers and friends. It's been a good run."


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