Nuovo Cappetto Closes its Doors, Owner Says Streetcar Project to Blame
Another long-time west El Paso restaurant has gone out of business.
Nuovo Cappetto on North Stanton in the Cincinnati District closed its doors without warning Monday (1/30/17).
According to CBS4, owner Eddie Davis was forced to close the popular Italian restaurant because the trolley construction happening just outside its front doors made it "impossible" for people to access the restaurant resulting in a huge drop in sales.
“When they closed Baltimore Street, [the restaurant] just kind of got landlocked and it’s just impossible to get in here,” Davis told the news station. “Once they closed Baltimore, business is down by 50 percent," he added.
Workers told ABC 7 they were not given a heads up, and found out they were out of a job by way of a note on the restaurant's door.
This isn't the first time Davis has closed a business without notifying his employees. In 2012, Davis suddenly closed Cappetto's Italian Restaurant in Central El Paso after 56 years. Staff was notified of the closure via a note on the door then too.