1. February 25, 2019

    Mesilla Valley Bakery

    After 30 years in business, Mesilla Valley Bakery has shut its doors for good. The owner, Jeffrey O’Brien, cited increased labor costs due to the city’s rising minimum wage as the main…
  2. January 26, 2018

    Hullar’s Coffee Shop

    After 107 years, the restaurant and diner side of a business that Nanette Hullar’s now owns will shut down. New York’s higher minimum wage rate was one of the crucial…
  3. January 22, 2018

    Coup des Tartes

    Coup des Tartes has served French cuisine for 22 years to thousands of anniversaries, birthdays, and other guests, according to owner Ron Pacioni. But the minimum wage hike in Phoenix…
  4. January 11, 2018

    Cici’s Pizza

    New York’s minimum wage law is forcing Kirk Gilchrist, the owner of Cici’s Pizza in Watertown, to shut down. He served pizzas for 7 years and had 10 employees on…
  5. September 22, 2017

    Home of Chicken and Waffles

    After six years in downtown Walnut Creek, the soul food restaurant Home of Chicken and Waffles has closed.
  6. September 22, 2017

    Lark Creek

    In late July, shocked Lark Creek Walnut Creek customers were greeted with papered restaurant windows and a sign on the door with a simple message, “Thank you for your patronage…
  7. August 11, 2017

    Marie’s Cafe & Catering

    Marie’s Cafe and Catering, a popular stop for brunch in Mount Greenwood, will close for good at the end of the day on Sunday (…
  8. July 24, 2017

    Yusho Hyde Park

    When critically acclaimed chef Matthias Merges closed Yusho Hyde Park earlier this month, after a three-year run, his Folkart Restaurant Management company released a simple explanatory statement, which said the…
  9. June 20, 2017

    Weaving Works

    “Seattle is no longer an environment where our business model works,” the store said in a news release. “The aggregate effect of rising costs of doing business, consumer purchasing shifts,…
  10. May 4, 2017

    A.G. Ferrari

    Italian deli and grocer A.G. Ferrari is closing the doors on all its shops after 98 years, in what the brand says is a move to focus on the…