Nacho Mama's restaurant closing in August

Nacho Mama's restaurant closing in August

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Carytown staple restaurant is closing next month.

Nacho Mama's will officially close on Aug. 31, according to the owner, Raul Cantu.

"It's bitter sweet after 22 years of owning nacho mama's in Carytown. it's time for a new chapter in my life I'm very excited. I want to thank my friends and loyal customers for supporting my dream," wrote Cantu in a Facebook post.

Carytown Burgers and Fries will move into the space vacated by Nacho Mama's.

Cantu will maintain a small home in Richmond so he can keep his roots. He says he sold the real estate and the assets of the restaurant, but not the name "Nacho Mama's."

After traveling for a while, he says he may open a new Nacho Mama's on the beach on the east coast of Florida in a couple of years.

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