3 downtown Ventura eating places shut amid ‘bittersweet’ change

3 downtown Ventura eating places shut amid ‘bittersweet’ change

Nature's Grill in downtown Ventura shut down earlier this month, one of three notable restaurants on East Main Street to close doors.

East Predominant Road in downtown Ventura is within the midst of change with some longtime eating places closing.

The pizzeria Jimmy’s Slice, well being meals restaurant Nature’s Grill and Mexican restaurant Limon y Sal are at the moment closed. However house owners of Limon y Sal say they’re going to reopen quickly.

Meredith Hart, financial improvement supervisor for Ventura, stated the town sees the exits as a technique to transfer ahead with one thing new.

“Jimmy Slice and Nature’s Grill have been actually integral components of our downtown space for a few years,” Hart stated. “Their absence might be genuinely felt and we’re going to overlook them. Regardless of the bittersweet nature of claiming goodbye to those companies, we see these transformations as a possibility for development inside our neighborhood.”

Mark Larson, an proprietor of Nature’s Grill at 566 E. Predominant St., stated in previous years the restaurant has been closed for chunks of November and December and returned.

A sign inside Nature's Grill in downtown Ventura reads "On vacation for the holidays," but restaurant owners say the closure is permanent.

This time is completely different, he stated.

“The issues that made us profitable for 23 years and mainly up till January 2020 form of went away,” Larson stated. “I’m not attempting to throw shade on anyone as a result of no one did something they didn’t assume was proper or in the perfect curiosity, however there’s simply no one coming downtown anymore.”

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