Bernie's L.A. Cafe, the casual South Beach restaurant dedicated to healthful pan-Latin eats, has closed.
Last night, a representative from the restaurant confirmed Bernie's was serving its last dinner service.
This closure does not come as a surprise, though. In June, owner Bernie Matz told Short Order that Alton Road construction had taken a serious toll on his business.
"For a small business like us during the off-season... when you add this into the equation, it's very concerning," Matz told Short Order. "I've seen a huge decline in the last month."
The construction affected more than just parking. The restaurant relied heavily on deliveries, and heavy traffic caused by road closures made transport very slow.
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It's been a difficult year for Matz, who has closed two restaurants in the past few months. The restaurateur, who is also behind the Café at Books & Books on Lincoln Road, shuttered the Meatball Joint -- which operated next to Bernie's -- in January.
Matz has not yet responded to requests for comment, but Short Order will update this post as soon as we hear back.
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