It’s been more than two weeks since Zamora Brothers, a Mexican-style carniceria and deli known for its carnitas, closed its Boyle Heights location on Cesar Chavez Avenue. One neighbor was told the closure was needed to complete repairs, but it appears that the Zamora Brothers and its tasty pork offerings won’t be back anytime soon. The nearly 3,000-square-foot building with the distinctive Zamora logo and paintings of unhappy pigs is up for sale at an asking price of $499,000, according to a listing of Loopnet.
“When I was at the property a week after the lockout people were still walking up the whole time asking if we were open,” according to the person who wrote the listing description. What can you do with a former Boyle Heights carniceria and carnitas hot-spot? Says the listing:
Very high-traffic location between the red-hot Arts District and Boyle Heights. Could be a culinary gold mine.
For those who still savor those Zamora Brothers carnitas, the firm still operates out of a second Cesar Chavez location in East Los Angeles. An employee said he did not have information about the closed Boyle Heights store.