It doesn’t surprise me that Bella, located at Sixth and Walnut Streets downtown, has finally closed their doors. In late July, their liquor license was suspended because of unpaid taxes. They made a partial payment, got it back for a bit, but now they are gone. There’s some talk they will try to reopen later in the fall, but you know how talk goes. The reality is yet another quality restaurant has closed it’s doors downtown.
I always liked the food and the workers there. Apparently, just like Redfish, the workers got little notice. The same thing happened at ZA back in the early summer – you know – treating your restaurant employees like shit.
Not so long ago, back in my college days, I waited tables to earn a buck. It’s damn hard work and while most of the customers appreciated good service, the owners really didn’t. You always kind of got treated like you’re disposable.
Bella was maybe no different than the rest, giving their employees little notice, but I’m sad to see it gone.