July 13, 2012
Sandra Loya, left, and Erika Reyes display the Loya family portrait before turning off the lights of Mexican restaurant Casa Loya for the final time. Loya, who has owned the business for the past 11 years, will rent the space to Double Barrel Steakhouse, formerly of Hayden, for the next year as she takes time off to focus on family.
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Family is a priority for Sandra Loya, whether she’s at home or work. Throughout the years, the local business owner and her family have been able to serve the community and remain close while doing so. However, the desire to separate the two environments is something that has weighed heavily on her mind lately, leading her to make a change. After 11 years as part of the Craig food scene, Casa Loya, 351 S. Ranney St., closed its doors Thursday.