Chef Michael O'Halloran has occupied 7 N. Third St., just north of Market, for 13 years — first as the white-tablecloth Bistro 7 and for the last year as the casual Dos Rosas Taqueria.
But citing rising rent. he said he has chosen to close the restaurant rather than remain on a month-to-month lease. He said he was looking for a new location nearby.
"It wasn't [lack of] business," he said.
Soaring housing prices in Old City have inspired commercial landlords to raise their rents, he said, "but no one really knows what to charge."
On Thursday, he posted a sign on the door headlined, "The rent is too damn high!"