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.