The folks behind San Antonio Winery, that boxy Lincoln Heights warehouse-turned-tasting-room with all the billboards around town, are moving into the fast casual restaurant space. According to The Eastsider, Michael and Joan Riboli have plans for an easygoing organic space along Colorado Boulevard’s 2100 block, right in the thick of Eagle Rock.
Those intrepid Eastsider folks even pulled minutes from the recent Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council meeting to gather details on the forthcoming project, which is said to include not only the fast casual restaurant component, but also an adjoining retail space that will be rented out.
Per the notes, there won’t be any table service, just ordering at the counter near where the open kitchen sits. There’s also going to be a takeaway option with prepared meals and other easy-to-snag options, and ownership is hoping to add in beer and wine.
The site, a former auto parts store at 2146 Colorado Blvd, is currently papered over and empty now anyway, so count this as a positive change for the area. Add in the upcoming Craft Beer Cellar Eagle Rock, which is slated to arrive just up the road this summer, and the recently relaxed curfew regulations for the commercial strip, and it seems that Eagle Rock’s Colorado Blvd is preparing to get a lot more awesome this summer.