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Cafe Santa Fe closes doors: Restaurant could not recover from health violation

Cafe Santa Fe in Benton closed after business Sunday because of "lack of business and funds to operate," according to an Oct. 24 note that was left on the restaurant’s front door.

Owner Herb Flores said Cafe Santa Fe closed three weeks in May when he cooperated with the state Department of Health after the salmonella incident and tested and retrained employees. In addition, the effects of Hurricane Katrina, high gas prices and a drop in the economy contributed to the decision to close the restaurant.