La Joya Mexican Kitchen restaurant prepared in Simsbury

A new Mexican foodstuff restaurant with a bar could open up in a prolonged-vacant former Dunkin’ Donuts on Simsbury’s Hop Meadow Avenue at the starting of September.

Daniel Stevens will show up before Simsbury’s Zoning Fee tonight, implementing for a liquor license for the planned La Joya Mexican Kitchen at 834 Hop Meadow St. Below present designs, the restaurant would be mostly acquire-out concentrated, but would have a 28-seat indoor potential (like 7 bar seats) and up to 28 seats for out of doors eating.

“We’re definitely enthusiastic for this,” Stevens reported in a Monday morning interview. “We seemed at the room and assumed it’d be a nice room to include a swanky minor bar”

Stevens explained he is renovating the kitchen and other interior area, as perfectly as the exterior facade. 

Originally La Joya would only serve meal, Stevens stated, but may possibly insert lunch company later on. Stevens is at the moment in the procedure of employing (whilst he ideas to ramp up that effort and hard work in August), and could use as several as 25 people today.

The cafe opening would appear following a brutal 12 months-as well as for eateries, most of which did appreciably significantly less business due to the fact of pandemic-associated constraints. In November, the Connecticut Restaurant Association described 600 dining establishments in Connecticut experienced shut considering that the pandemic strike the U.S. in March of 2020.