Popular Denison restaurant closes its doors

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- A popular Denison restaurant suddenly shuts its doors. A sign in the door at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant says they are closed. The front doors are also locked.

Employees tell us they showed up for work today as usual and were told the restaurant was closing.

Owner Jerry O’Brien refused to speak on camera, but says they simply were not making enough money.

Garcia’s has been a longtime fixture in Denison.

The restaurant recently moved to a new location on U.S. Highway 75.


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  • by Jacki Location: Garcias on Apr 1, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    I really miss Garcias! Especially the marguaritas! We need another place with good marguaritas and good happy hour price!
  • by Mike Location: Denison on Mar 3, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    The Rib closed because the owner is is poor health. I was told yesterday it will reopen soon under a new owner -- and the old owner, Allen, plans to train him for awhile. With a little luck the good food will resume.
  • by anonymous Location: garcia's on Jan 24, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    i would like to know if garcias will return the money for the gift certificates bought by customers or go to court for them ?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    YOU guys must all be OLD PEOPLE. they still have jack in the box,sonic burger king,Mcdonalds get a life or live what time you have left.
  • by tommy Location: denison on Jan 12, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    I bet these other barbque places are glad. NO other barbque place could do barbque like THE RIB they had the best barbque in the whole county. the lady that owned it was one sweet lady,everyone who worked there was great.I"M going to miss them all.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2008 at 10:53 AM
    Shame on these people who close a bussiness and not let their employees know.this has happened way to many times.what about these single parents trying to make a living,how do they feel when they get to work just to fine a note saying WERE CLOSED shame on you people.I HOPE YOU NEVER MAKE IT AGAIN.SHAME ON YOU JERRY
  • by my opinion Location: sherman on Jan 10, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    My mom and I ate there a few months ago and it was terrible. The waitstaff was awful, we had to get up and ask someone to refill our drinks!
  • by homeboy Location: allover on Jan 10, 2008 at 06:11 PM
    who cares about either place. I know I don'nt.this is not news.
  • by sonjia Location: denison on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:51 PM
    I"m going to miss both places,garcia the most.the rib was to far out,good bar-q
  • by kevin Location: sherman on Jan 10, 2008 at 01:02 PM
    the rib is closed they have already had the phone turned off.don't understand why the owner did'nt let people know.that is a long drive to half to turn around and find another place to eat.
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