By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About Editor

Raleigh, N.C. — After more than six years in business,Calavera Empanadas and Tequilawill be closing in downtown Raleigh.

“Our kitchen and it’s small size has kept us from really growing the menu and allowing us to change and add where we would like,” co-owner Kenneth Yowell said in a post on Facebook. “We’ve entertained the idea of looking for a location more suited to what we want to do for awhile but have never found anything that matched our needs and wants. We were out of the blue approached with an offer to sell, and while we weren’t actively exploring that, with our new restaurants on the horizon we felt this was the best time to step away.”

The restaurant group also owns Oak City Meatball Shoppe, and the upcoming ramen restaurant Kaiju Bowl and Bao.

Calavera’s last day of operation is Saturday, Feb. 24. For the remaining two weeks, the restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner service only.

Staff were notified Monday.

“We will be helping to place folks at our other restaurant Oak City Meatball Shoppe, and Kaiju when we open, as well as give letters of recommendation where needed,” Yowell wrote.

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