Friday, July 13, 2007 , Updated 11:34 p.m., October 31, 2007
UPDATED: Agave Azul closed, but will re-open in historic downtown Carrollton
The tequilas and margaritas will now be sipped in a new West-Village-type complex.
CARROLLTON After 3 1/2 years serving upscale authentic Mexican food, and being a trailblazer with tequilas and unusual fruit-flavored margaritas, Agave Azul Cocina y Tequileria surprised its customers in June by abruptly closing, without word or warning.
But the restaurant is resurfacing: It'll open next month in old Historic Carrollton downtown, at a new West-Village-style multi-use center being built at 1114 Elm Street.
"An opportunity came up in a brand new building -- it has three stories, with loft apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floor," says Agave Azul owner Zotico Reyes. "The landlord wanted me there. They're trying to rebirth that area."
It also fulfilled Reyes' need to increase his lunch crowd.
"I struggled for 3 1/2 years, and never had a lunch business at the Frankford location," he says. "I was making a living but that's not the reason you open a restaurant. It held me back, the lunches."
UPDATE: Goodness gracious, there's a lot of interest in this re-opening. According to spokesman Fernando Salazar, the restaurant will re-open at long last on Monday November 5. Salazar also brags on the new decor, describing it as a "hacienda" look.
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