Canton Bistro shuttered

After a delicious Italian meal at Redlands’ Isabella’s Ristorante, the Dine 909 crew decided to swing by the newly-opened Five Guys Burgers and Fries to see if the line was out the door.

Well, it was busy, but no huge line.

Then we decided to swing by Canton Bistro, which is in the same shopping center.

The Asian fusion restaurant had, in the past few months, gone from serving lunch and dinner to just serving dinner to just being open as a nightclub.

Well, its fortunes have fallen further still.

We found a red “illegal to enter” sign posted on the inside of the front doors.

In this recession, restaurants seem to be having a particularly hard time, but I’m sure it didn’t help that another Asian restaurant opened its doors just across the parking lot last year.