“It’s crushing,” said Deborah Tullis, who owns The Cajun Market with her husband Phil. “We have broad shoulders, and we understand the economy is what the economy is.”
In the restaurant’s Facebook post, closing was attributed to rising costs of food and supplies as well as ongoing labor shortages. They said all of the issues combined made it difficult to remain open.
“Inflation is worldwide, [so] I don’t blame anybody—it is what it is,” Deborah said.
The Cajun Market opened June 2020 and serves Cajun dishes out of its kitchen, such as gumbo, crawfish etouffee and jambalaya. It also sells market items, such as meat, seafood and seasonings.
Deborah said she feels blessed for The Cajun Market’s reputation and product.
“I’m sure we’ll find another endeavor, and I’m sure that we’ll manage to do crawfish again,” she said.