Another wave of restaurant closures hits

In a sign that the economy still has some recovery to do, we’ve spotted four local restaurants that have closed in recent weeks.

Chino’s La Crêperie Café, an offshoot of the original in Long Beach’s Belmont Shores, has closed. The location, a former Black Angus, might’ve been just too large for La Crêperie. The original is a much more intimate location. Also, the owners have switched the small chain’s downtown Long Beach location from crepes to Mediterranean and dubbed it La Shish.

In Upland, Johnson’s Hot Dogs has closed. In an odd coincidence, Johnson’s was in the same center as the recently shuttered fresh & easy store. Meanwhile, Upland’s remaining hot dog stand, Windy C’s, is in the same center as its remaining fresh & easy.

In San Bernardino, Willie Boy’s Pizza has been shuttered. It was just at the beginning of the summer that we let you know that Willie Boy’s had taken over the spot formerly occupied by Red Buffalo.

Also in San Bernardino, Tacos El Guacamole has shut down. The restaurant, formerly Laura’s Drive In, changed names a little over a year ago, The owners are still taking catering jobs. Head to the restaurant’s Facebook page for updates.

Have you noticed a local restaurant that has shut down, or one that have opened? Please let us know by commenting below, or send us a note on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or via email.

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