The owner of the Corner View Restaurant and Bar said today that the rising cost of operating the business, coupled with the downturn in the economy, is what ultimately caused him to close its doors for good.
“Revenues were up but, so were expenses,” said Bill Carpenter, Corner View’s owner.
“September and October are our slowest months,” said Carpenter. “We tried to make it work. But, we just couldn’t hang on until November when business usually picks up. The landlord and vendors wanted money that we just didn’t have to give them.”
Carpenter looks back on his ownership with pride: “It’s been a great eight years. And we are closing our doors with our heads held high.”
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The restaurant, located on the corner of Marsh and Chorro streets, closed Thursday evening.