· By Chamoy City Limits
Chamoy City Limits to close brick and mortar shop
Following a string of burglaries and the departure of two neighboring eateries, the owner of snack shop Chamoy City Limits has had enough.
Fernandez will offer her over-the-top raspas and savory Tex-Mex bites from a food truck and catering by Chamoy City Limits Events, the San Antonio Business Journal reports.
The news of the brick and mortar shop's closure comes four months after Fernandez cut her operating hours — a decision she said stemmed from the closure Big Bob’s Burgers and Smack’s Chicken Shack, the anchor tenants in her store's strip center.
At the time, Fernandez told the Current the departures left Chamoy City Limits' staff feeling vulnerable after dark. What's more, her business had endured a rash of thefts and vandalism since the other tenants left. Thieves had taken cash, a generator and a rooftop air conditioning unit, forcing her to invest in additional security gear.
In her interview with the San Antonio Business Journal, Fernandez said the criminal occurrences haven’t slowed since then. Being one of the remaining businesses in the center open after 5 p.m. made her “a target" for criminals, she added.
“It's really astounding to me how much has happened, because I've been doing this for a long time, and we've never had problems ever,” Fernandez said. "Suddenly, we're averaging almost one incident per month.”