Owner Jill McKinney has had the restaurant on the market for nearly a year and said she and her husband, Steven, thought it was time to devote their time and energy to other things.
"The customers and working with our staff were the biggest joys of running this restaurant," Jill McKinney said Wednesday. "We were able to serve this community through this restaurant and that was a joy to us."
The Empresario employed 10 people.
"The hardest part about doing this was knowing 10 people would be without work the next day," Jill McKinney said. "That was the most difficult thing I've ever done."