Downtown Upland loses two eateries

In case you missed it, downtown Upland has lost one restaurant, is losing another, but is gaining a third.

Already closed is Aria Restaurant and Lounge, which was owned by the same folks who own Antonino’s Italian Restaurant, Haandi Indian Cuisine, Sixty 6 Sports Bar and Lounge and the Magic Lamp Inn in Rancho Cucamonga.

Facebook fan Diana reports that Charlie’s Red, White and Blue American Deli and Bar is moving into the space at 296 N. Second Ave.

Closing Nov. 17 is Las Cazuelitas, down the street at 134 N. Second Ave., Suite K.
While Aria closed due to lack of business, Las Cazuelitas is closing so that its owners can retire after 35 years of running the restaurant.

Update: As occasional contributor Carl points out in the comments below, Charlie’s (now called Charlie’s Stars and Stripes All-American Deli & Bar) is already open!

  • Carl Knecht

    Actually, according today’s Daily Bulletin, Charlie’s Stars and Stripes All American Deli & Bar (new name?) is already open.

    • Right hand, meet left hand.

      Thanks for the update, Carl!

  • Randall Volm

    Hello John,
    Just now discovering your blog, I hadn’t a clue where to put or ask this question, so here it goes:
    Are my eyes deceiving me or am I imagining this? There looks to be a new fast-food restaurant going up where the old Arby’s restaurant use to sit on South Mountain Avenue, just below 11th Street, in the Big 5 Sporting Goods section in Upland. Is Arby’s re-making it’s presence with this building? there’s no sign anywhere indicating what’s coming?