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Casco Antiguo closes its Tacoma restaurant

Casco Antiguo has reportedly closed its doors after less than half a year in business on the waterfront.
Casco Antiguo has reportedly closed its doors after less than half a year in business on the waterfront. skidd@thenewstribune.com

Casco Antiguo Tacoma employees were notified that the waterfront restaurant has closed for business. Two employees messaged The News Tribune to report the closure. They had been notified of the closure by owner Harvey Ward Van Allen.

The Mexican restaurant and bar opened in May. It was the sister restaurant of Seattle-based Casco Antiguo, which opened in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood in 2015.

The restaurant featured an airy space with 5,000 square feet and room for 100 diners. The restaurant’s proximity to the Foss Waterway yielded this-is-why-we-live-here views of Tacoma’s waterfront. The menu was a mix of updated Mexican dishes.

The restaurant opened with lunch and dinner and later added weekend brunch. Employees reported that business had been very slow. Lunch service was discontinued recently.

Van Allen declined to comment.

He confirmed that the Seattle location of Casco Antiguo will remain open.

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