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Tijuana Flats closes its doors on East Blvd.

Tijuana Flats, an Orlando-based Mexican restaurant chain, closed last Friday in Dilworth and there’s no indication of what will go into its 2,700-square-foot site at 1608 East Blvd. next. Its former store on Prosperity Church Road – which is also closed – is pictured here.
Tijuana Flats, an Orlando-based Mexican restaurant chain, closed last Friday in Dilworth and there’s no indication of what will go into its 2,700-square-foot site at 1608 East Blvd. next. Its former store on Prosperity Church Road – which is also closed – is pictured here. CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Tijuana Flats has closed its doors after less than two years of operation at its Dilworth store.

Charlotte Restaurant Traffic, a local restaurant blog, reported that the Orlando-based Mexican restaurant closed last Friday, and that there’s no indication of what will go into its 2,700-square-foot site at 1608 East Blvd. next.

The restaurant, however, tweeted last week that it’ll open another Charlotte location in June, and “more to follow nearby.”

When the East Boulevard location opened in 2013, Tijuana Flats had said it wanted to open 15 locations in North Carolina eventually. The Tex-Mex restaurant previously operated stores in Charlotte on Prosperity Church Road and Pineville-Matthews Road and on Gilead Road in Huntersville – all which have since closed.

Before Tijuana Flats, the East Boulevard spot was occupied by Italian Pie. Other Tex-Mex restaurants nearby include Moe’s and Bakersfield.

Tijuana Flats has over 100 locations across Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Carolina and North Carolina, including one other Charlotte-area location in Gastonia.

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