The latest round of Orange County restaurant closures includes a Del Taco forced to close to make room for new development near Disneyland. The restaurant’s last day open is today, March 28.
Here’s the latest:
• The Del Taco on Katella Avenue at the I-5 freeway near Disneyland is closing at the end of business, Tuesday, March 28. The Lake Forest-based chain said “this is an isolated closing as the new development taking over does not permit drive-through establishments. We are looking at options in the immediate area to replace the location.”
The restaurant is part of a larger parcel of land slated to become Cambria Hotel & Suites with 352 rooms and three restaurants, according to the city.
The Anaheim Resort District hotel is scheduled to open in winter 2018. The 230,000-square-foot property, once home to The Boogie nightclub, will have a California-themed outdoor pool and movie screening wall, as well as meeting space and a fitness center.
• N2 Creamery, which opened in late 2014, closed in Villa Park. At the time of its opening, several other liquid nitrogen ice cream shops were opening across Orange County and Los Angeles.
• Sweet & Saucy closed at the Crystal Cove Shopping Center on Feb. 24. It will be replaced by Pressed Juicery.
• Valiant Brewing Co. announced plans to close the brewery Friday, March 31 after four years in Orange.
Owner and head brewer Brian Schroepfer posted a lengthy goodbye note on the brewery’s website on March 5. He said the brewery had become a financial burden for his family. To make ends meet, he said he often didn’t take a paycheck.
“Slowly over the years while being open, we’ve gone through highs and lows. We have made our mistakes at running our brewery; we have made good decisions and some bad ones. Some of these not so good decisions did set us back as a company, but hey that’s how you learn,” he said.
Schroepfer, who left an engineering job to pursue his dream, said he’s sold the…