A 5 Details restaurant popular for its tacos is closing its doors a decade immediately after building the profitable changeover from foods truck to brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Corner Taco will shut its doors when its lease expires in the coming weeks, chef and operator Chris Dickerson introduced Tuesday morning on social media.
“We will be winding down more than the following numerous months, as we guide our esteemed crew in obtaining suitable employment elsewhere,” Dickerson posted on Facebook.
No closing day was announced.
Dickerson said the choice not to renew their lease resulted from his concentrate on his spouse and children in Savannah as well as his places to eat there.
“As some of you know, I moved to Savannah 7 decades in the past to help increase my then-new child son. We have 2 restaurants there, with additional prepared,” he posted.
Dickerson couldn’t be arrived at promptly for comment.
Corner Taco among Jacksonville’s very first foods trucks
Dickerson introduced his Corner Taco principle in 2012 as Jacksonville’s food stuff truck scene movement was getting steam.
In a 20-foot-extensive, 1965 Airstream Globetrotter trailer transformed into a food truck, Dickerson served up his “semi-swanky road food,” like tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos, all created from scratch to order with fresh components. That included the corn tortillas, manufactured with a special machine and cooked on a 750-diploma griddle.
“I always required to possess my own restaurant and the foods truck actually was a stepping stone,” Dickerson beforehand explained to the Occasions-Union, noting that back then, food items vans “have been variety of edgy and new and the current market was not saturated at all.”
When Corner Taco opened, Dickerson explained his meals truck sometimes attracted long traces of shoppers including one queue that was 150 yards extended.
“It was enjoyable and fascinating and a way for me to be my very own boss. So it just was a reasonable way to begin with out a large amount of credit card debt,” reported Dickerson.
Two many years later, Dickerson grew to become just one of the to start with Jacksonville restaurateurs to acquire his strategy from food truck to brick-and-mortar cafe, opening his Corner Taco cafe at 818 Publish St. in 5 Factors in February 2014.
He financed the restaurant devoid of investors — a feat that may possibly not be feasible now.
“I really don’t believe we could do Corner Taco now, at least without the need of buyers. Just the charge of doing a brick-and-mortar is so astronomical now. It is really difficult to do a brick-and-mortar for a lot less than a million dollars … It is really just incredibly complicated,” claimed Dickerson, who’s also established two Squirrel’s Pizza dining places in Savannah.
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Corner Taco patrons responded on social media by wishing Dickerson nicely, but also bemoaned the actuality that now they would have to locate another “go-to” Mexican cafe.
Teresa Stepzinski is the eating reporter for the Instances-Union. Adhere to her on Twitter @TeresaStepz or get to her by means of electronic mail at [email protected].
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