Del Taco near Disneyland among 4 restaurants closing in Orange County

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…

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