Safford icon to close its doors – Mi Casa Tortilla Factory to shut down September 1

Photo Courtesy Meta: The Mi Casa Tortilla Factory has announced it is closing its doors for good on Sept. 1, 2023.

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – Yet another local food service establishment in Safford is getting ready to close its doors for good – a victim of the pandemic, wage hikes, and fuel prices. 

On Saturday, the administrators of the Mi Casa Tortilla Facebook page announced the Mi Casa Tortilla Factory at 621 S. 7th Ave. will be closing for good on Sept. 1. 

“We are no longer able to continue holding on,” the post stated. “Twelve years ago our dreams were big! We moved here to be closer to family and we bought the factory in hopes our kids and grandkids would someday run it. (Lol, you know what they say about expectations)”

“But even through the last years, we still had hope we would survive and turn these tough corners. We held on for our long-time employees and appreciate them so much, this was not an easy job for them.”

Photo Courtesy Meta: The tortillas made by Mi Casa can be found at many restaurants and stores locally. The source will dry up on Sept. 1.

“Anyhow, thank you all for your support in our little dream.”

Owners Jack and Elsa Seballos, originally from Morenci, purchased the business in 2012 from Manuel and Dolores Bertoldo, who ran the shop for 22 years after purchasing it from Tracy and Renee Talley.

The store produces its signature products, including preservative-free flour, corn, and wheat tortillas, as well as masa.