TULSA — El Guapo's Owner and CEO Elliot Nelson made a statement on Sunday through Facebook announcing the closing of El Guapo's on Harvard.
Nelson says, " the economics at this particular location no longer made sense to us."
For the past 5+ years, customers have been supporting the restaurant, Nelson says he is grateful for the loyalty and regrets to not be serving the neighborhoods around 81st and Harvard.
"Our company, with McNellie's South City at 71st & Yale, plus Yokozuna On Yale at 91st & Yale, remains committed to South Tulsa. In fact, we will be announcing another exciting project in South Tulsa in the months ahead. We also have two new projects in downtown Tulsa, one in Midtown Tulsa, and an expansion into St. Louis happening later this year. Therefore, in order to manage this growth, we were forced to make the difficult decision to close El Guapo’s on Harvard so we are better positioned to focus our resources on the other opportunities in our development pipeline." Nelson went on to say, "It's never an easy decision, and it weighs heavily upon us, but we think it's the right thing to do for our company. We'll miss the friends we've made at El Guapo's on Harvard, and we hope to see all of you soon in one of our other stores, including El Guapo's Downtown which is not impacted by this decision."
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