Camacho's closed for business

Two Camacho's restaurants in Sonora closed abruptly this month after the owner reported lagging sales.

A sign was posted in the windows of the two Southwestern-style eateries, one in the Safeway shopping center and the other on North Washington Street, stating that the businesses were closed for repairs. However, owner Bob Milz said that he isn't sure if he will open the restaurants again.

He blamed the poor economy in the county and the tightened spending habits of consumers for the low sales figures.

He said sales were down more than 60 percent since he purchased the businesses two years ago and that the restaurants were hemorrhaging money.

"I had to stop the bleeding," Milz said. "We're in holding mode right now."

He still holds the leases on both buildings and said he will reassess whether or not to open them in a few weeks.

Milz, who also runs a successful hardware business, said the restaurants were starting to drag down his other ventures.

"I kept hanging in there hoping things would turn around, but you've got to have business to succeed," he said.

In April, Camacho's opened an "express" location near Sonora High School.

The restaurant has gone through several phases over the past few years, opening and closing in various locations. Camacho's founder, David Camacho, previously moved the restaurant from its Jamestown location to the Days Inn Sonora building. He sold the business to Milz in 2010, who subsequently opened the Sanguinetti Road location.

In April, it was reported that the business had 20 employees and served 90 to 150 customers a day.

Contact Ryan Campbell at rcampbell@uniondemocrat.com or 588-4526.

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