SloCo Pasty Company, known for its Cornish pasties in Downtown San Luis Obispo, will be closing its doors this Friday.
“It was a dream of my husband and I’s to bring this kind of unique food item to the Central Coast, because there’s nothing else like it anywhere around,” SloCo Pasty Company co-owner Gwynne Stump said.
Stump and her husband Kurt strived for an intimate English pub atmosphere in their little restaurant tucked away at 1032 Chorro Street, just off Higuera Street. SloCo Pasty Company mainly serves Cornish pasties, which essentially is a full meal wrapped and baked in pastry dough.
SloCo Pasty Company’s most popular pasties were the Oggy, chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie and steak, Guinness and cheddar. The restaurant also doled out appetizers such as truffle fries and poutine.
Stump and her husband have decided to close SloCo Pasty Company due to their busy schedules, including raising their two toddlers.
“Our lives has changed, my husband and I,” Stump said. “Trying to be a full-time mom and a full-time business owner is really challenging.”
SloCo Pasty Company will be closed Monday and Tuesday, but will be open Wednesday. On their last day, Friday, they will be selling all food, wine, beer and everything else in their inventory until they run out.
“I’ve just enjoyed being able to be a part of (our customers’) lives and hopefully they were exposed to a bit of a different food type,” Stump said. “We really enjoyed the experience and appreciative of our loyal customers … It’s really wonderful to hear the stories of all the people who really enjoy and really love our food and they’re sad to see us go.”
A new restaurant named El Matador will be taking over the location at an unnamed date.