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Danville: Prickly Pear Cantina closes its doors for good

Restaurateur attributes closure to state's 'harsh business climate'

The owners of Prickly Pear Cantina in Blackhawk Plaza announced that the restaurant permanently closed after nearly a decade of operation in Danville on Saturday, shuttering its doors so management can focus on other ventures.

The second Mexican cuisine restaurant to close its doors in Danville to start off the year, chef and restaurateur Rodney Worth announced on his Facebook account that Prickly Pear was closing due to the difficulty of operating a business in California.

“We have given it our all for almost 10 years but with California’s harsh business climate, it is becoming harder and harder to run a small business. So, we have decided to prune our pear tree and focus on our other restaurants and our own family,” Worth said. “The Little Pear next-door is still open along with all of our other restaurants-we look forward to seeing you there. Thank you so much for your continued support-we appreciate it more than you know!”

Worth did not respond to requests for comment.

According to his website, Worth still operates several restaurants in the area including The Peasant and the Pear in downtown Danville, The Peasant’s Courtyard in Alamo, The Little Pear in Danville’s Blackhawk Plaza and Worth Ranch - California BBQ and Saloon in San Ramon.

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Posted by Gomez
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jan 9, 2020 at 6:45 am

Although he is correct that it is difficult for a small business to operate in CA, I think it has more to do with the mediocre service and the unseasoned food. Mexican food should have some sodium in it. Every time I went, the food was very bland. Hopefully he can channel his efforts on his other restaurants.

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Posted by J.J.
a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Wasn’t due to lack of salt. Food was just awful.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jan 10, 2020 at 10:51 am

Agreed - I went one time and never went back. The little pear is a gem though, love that place!

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