la arepa

Veronica Perozo Luna opened her restaurant with the vision to keep a simple menu and one she could easily control and improve. Image via Facebook

published on November 14, 2018 - 9:06 AM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

After a little more than a year in business, a Tower District restaurant has closed its doors.

Veronica Peroza Luna put Venezuelan food front and center at La Arepa. Located at 601 E. Olive Ave. in the former Doughnuts 2 Go space, La Arepa’s signature dish was arepas, sandwiches with bread made from maize and topped with beans, meat and plantains.

La Arepa announced the closure, effective Nov. 13, on its Facebook page.

“Thank you all for your support, willingness to try our food, and all your reviews,” read the post. “It was a pleasure to serve you.”

More than 60 comments were made on the post 16 hours after it appeared on Facebook, all expressing sympathy for the closure, the reason of which was not stated.

Luna was featured in an August article in The Business Journal about a trend toward smaller menu sizes.

“People don’t try new things because they go to what they know is good,” Luna said.

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