Coyote Blues restaurant in Lafayette abrupty shuts down Saturday, employees say they find out same day

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)  A well-known Mexican restaurant in Lafayette has gone out of business.

Coyote Blues, located at 5741 Johnston St, in Lafayette shut down after its last customer left Saturday night, according to one employee who did not wish to be named.

A sign posted on the front door says the location is permanently closed.

“We are closed, Thank You Acadiana for 14 years of business.”

Jerry Corley, Operations Manager at Coyote Blues responded to our request for comment.

“After 14 wonderful years of operations in Lafayette , with 12 of them very profitable, company executives decided to close the store so it can be repositioned for a better utilization of its real estate value.  We appreciate the community for all of its support.”

Since 2014, the company has closed several locations including the location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

State Department of Public Health records from a Nov. 1, 2017, inspection did show that the restaurant was in violation of three critical health codes, all which were corrected on site.

Those citations included personal cleanliness of employees, food contact equipment and utensils that required cleaning and chemicals stored above food, equipment, utensils and linens.





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