Mexican restaurant will open next month in Albion
ALBION – A building that has sat mostly vacant for nearly two decades is expected to open next month as a Mexican restaurant.
Miguel Jimenez has been working almost every day since February to renovate 33 North Main St. He would like to open “ El Gallo” – Spanish for “The Rooster” – in time for Cinco de Mayo on May 5.
The building is currently painted white and is located next to a parking lot by the First Presbyterian Church.
Jimenez received approval for the building’s paint, new sign and an awning during tonight’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting. Commission members praised him for turning a long-vacant structure into a productive use for the community.
“I’m delighted something will be done with the building,” Commission member told Jimenez during the meeting.
The downtown hasn’t had a new awning in many years.
“I love the idea of an awning,” said Commission member Ric Albright. “It will be great.”
The building will be painted in Roycroft Copper Red, Rookwood Amber and Rookwood Dark Green.
Village Code Enforcement Officer Ron Vendetti said he welcomed a new look in the downtown, which is named to the National Register of Historic Places.
“Different colors add character to the district,” Vendetti said.