Mozza Mia leaves 50th & France

Mozza Mia has closed after more than six years at 3910 W. 50th St., and the building owner is looking for another restaurant to take on the space.

“Even in the best of times, it’s hard for a restaurant to generate 10 or 15 percent profit,” said Kip Clayton, vice president of marketing for Parasole Restaurant Holdings. “We weren’t getting enough guests to make money.”

He said that while the restaurant was crowded on weekends, weekday traffic was crucial and hard to draw.

“If we had twice as many guests it would still be open today,” he said.

Parasole’s larger restaurants like Manny’s Steakhouse and Chino Latino are doing well, he said.