A local restaurant with three locations has been evicted from its Short Pump store.
Emilio’s Tapas y Paella this week was locked out of its Towne Center West location after three years in business there.
The restaurant has two remaining locations at 1847 W. Broad St. and at Woodlake Commons in Midlothian. It opened in Towne Center West near the Short Pump Hilton in July 2009.
A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page last week urged customers to come eat at the now-shuttered location.
“PLEASE support ALL of Richmond’s small businesses today,” the post read. “It’s harder than you can imagine competing with the big chains and corporations. We really need some hometown love!! Emilio’s Tapas y Paella in Short Pump is OPEN FOR LUNCH 11am-3pm. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm. Emilio will be working ALL DAY LONG.”
A call to Torrey Breeden, executive vice president at the Breeden Company, was not returned by press time.
Emilio’s is the second restaurant to close at the shopping center in the past 18 months.
In summer 2011, Italian restaurant Osteria La Giara closed at Towne Center West after barely six months in business.