The Cask & Cork restaurant in North Fresno is closing

The Cask & Cork Bistro Pourhouse in Fresno is closing after nearly eight months in business.

The restaurant, located at RiverView Shopping Center at Friant and Fort Washington roads, opened in June 2012. Kelley Nelson, one of the restaurant's owners, made the announcement this afternoon via Facebook.

"As of today, both [wife] Stephanie [Nelson] & I have decided to separate ourselves from The Cask & Cork and no longer be involved with any of its future endeavors. We are also dissolving the partnership with the others involved. This was a difficult but necessary decision and was unavoidable due to current and past circumstances," the post said.

A message left for Kelley Nelson was not immediately returned.

The post went on to say that the owners are looking for investors and a location in Clovis to continue "our concept which was originally intended for The Cask & Cork."