Fuzzy Taco Shop, a chain of taco restaurants in the New York borough of Queens, will close its doors June 29 after nearly two years of operation, a spokesperson for the company told the New Yorker.
The restaurant, which opened in 2014, was one of three in the borough that closed due to an inability to feed customers, according to the New Yorkers Food and Wine Festival.
It closed on June 30.
The closure will affect all employees who worked at the restaurant, as well as those who are part of a union that represents Taco Bell employees, according the spokesperson, who requested anonymity because the company is still in negotiations with the union.
“We had a lot of people that came in for work and we had to make the tough decision to close,” the spokesperson told the magazine.
“It was not a great decision.”
Fuzzies, whose location in Manhattan’s Financial District is now a popular spot for eating tacos and other local eats, was founded by David Fazio and Michael Fazios, and it is now owned by a family trust.
Fazies had previously said that he had decided to shut down the restaurant after years of operating in the city.
Fuzzys founder David Fizios said in a 2016 interview with The New Yorker that he believes the city’s food crisis is “going to be solved.”
Faziaos has said that the company was planning to open a second location in Queens in 2019.