CANTON - Spicy Iguana, a Latin Restaurant in Midtown Plaza is now closed.
Last weekends ice storm prompted the owners to shut down a few days earlier than planned.
It just didnt work out for us financially, said Susan K. Willson, co-owner. Its a small town with a small customer base.
The restaurant, 21 Miner St., opened in March 2010 and has been managed since then by Ms. Willsons husband, Fernando V. Pantoja, a native of Ecuador.
It offered Latin and Mexican meals for lunch and dinner, live music and alcoholic beverages.
Ms. Willson said Thursday the couple is looking for someone to either take over the restaurant or purchase its equipment. The building is owned by Aubuchon Hardware Co. used to run a store there.
Right now were open to looking at options. There are many options at this point, she said.
Besides Mr. Pantoja, the restaurant employed three employees.
William Bill Hull, a Spicy Iguana customer who stopped at the restaurant Thursday to find the doors locked, said he was disappointed.
This was a wonderful, authentic restaurant, Mr. Hull said. I enjoyed eating here and Im sorry to see it close.
Spicy Iguana is adjacent to North Country Neighbors Too, a flea market that also rents space from Aubuchon.
Timothy M. Connelly, who operates the flea market with his wife, said he would consider expanding into the Spicy Iguana space if that option is available.
He has about 15 vendors on a waiting list and believes he would be able to fill the space.
Wed certainly be able to manage more space, Mr. Connelly said.