Saturday, June 23, 2012
Dallas Bicycle Cafe closed this week
Owner has been in Mexico working on a big construction project.
The restaurant's door has been locked for more than a week, and the phone is temporarily disconnected. A comment on the Facebook page said that the closure was only temporary, but offered no opening date.
Owner Armando Guerrero, a fitness enthusiast, opened the restaurant in February to cater to the White Rock Lake community. It sported a bicycle-themed decor that Guerrero, a contractor by trade, did himself.
He said he could no longer operate Bicycle Cafe because he'd been hired to do a large construction project in Mexico.
"I do commercial construction, and I have some friends in Mexico who are investing in a super-big project, a big resort," he said. "I'm going to do just a little part of it. I do all the exterior; I do stucco. It'll be a huge city, a green city, with no cars, everything's electric, like the city of the future. It's a very attractive opportunity so that's why I have to be in Mexico."
He said he's disappointed that he couldn't keep running Bicycle Cafe, and hoped to rekindle the project at a later date.
"I had never been in the restaurant business, but I opened the café because of my passion, that was my toy," he said. "The café, the environment, the people -- I'm a runner, I love all that. But now I'm going to make way more money in this project than anything else. But I haven't given up on the Bicycle Cafe concept."
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