As you may have read in today’s Biz page, Zendejas’ Colton location has closed.
The restaurant had recently remodeled to expand its bar and add a second dance floor, which ran afoul of the restaurant’s conditional-use permit with the city.
Colton Police ordered the establishment to cease its nightclub activities as of August 1, and the owner decided to shut down.
In other words, the restaurant couldn’t survive solely as a restaurant.
Prospective diners were greeted by a hand-written note saying: “Thank you for your support. We have relocated to 1970 Ostrems Way in San Bernardino.”
Odd choice of wording, since that San Bernardino location has been open for years.
Personally, I can’t remember the last time I ate at the Colton location. Or the San Bernardino location, which is only about a block from The Sun.
You can read Matt Wrye’s full story here.
Zendejas’ closing makes the third restaurant in that neighborhood that I’ve noticed has gone belly-up.
The Sassy Steer across the street has uttered (uddered?) it’s last moo,
although there’s a banner hanging over the Sassy Steer sign announcing
the impending opening of a Mr. Woo’s Chinese eatery.
The one and only time I went to the Sassy Steer (a couple of years ago), it was looking more than a little long in the tooth.
Also, the short-lived Submarina California Subs on the other side of the 215 has set sail.
They came and went so quickly I didn’t even get a chance to check them out, although they do have other Inland Empire locations.
Hmm…California Subs in California. Isn’t that kind of redundant?