Think the economy's tanking isn't affecting local restaurants yet? Check out this e-mail from the owners of Kiko's Cucina Mexicana (8806 Belair Road, Perry Hall, 410-529-4215).
Kiko's was one of the restaurants LIVE reviewer Karen Nitkin like best in 2005. In 2006, Baltimore mag named it Best Mexican Restaurant, and in 2007 it was one of its Best Neighborhood Restaurants. ...
Dear Loyal Customers,
There have been many rumors that we are closing down Kiko's or that we are selling Kiko's.
We have the sad news that these rumors are true, and we can blame it on the economy. When there is uncertainty about the future, large increases in gasoline prices, the failure to regulate residential and commercial energy prices, and many other factors. consumers cut back on eating out. Customers used to eat at Kiko's twice a month now they only come once a month. This represents a 50% reduction in sales.
...We know here at Kiko's that we did the best that we could to serve you delicious high quality food at a fair price, and we thank you for your patronage!! ...
Marco & Petra Pineyro
There's still time to stop in to have Kiko's fajitas, tacos, snapper vera cruz and chicken mole. Reservations are probably a good idea, as customers are coming to say goodbye before it changes hands or closes.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)