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Lost Springs café set to reopen

Brothers plan to keep their grandmother’s menu

Staff writer

A building that housed a popular Lost Springs Mexican eatery has been bought by former owner Delora Alvarez’s grandson, who plans to reopen what had been Al’s Café.

Ryan Makovec closed on the property at 101 S. Berry St. this past week with an eye toward reopening it with his brother, Justin.

The structure needs an overhaul, but the two will keep their grandmother’s menu of authentic Mexican favorites, Justin said.

“It will stay the same,” he said. “We both have worked at the restaurant our whole lives and we are going to keep it the same.”

Makovec declined to set a reopening date until the brothers are able to clean up the building and tackle neglected maintenance.

The plumbing is just one fixture that needs work.

It has taken a while for the pair to decide what they wanted to do with the restaurant after Alvarez died Jan. 25, 2020.

“We were still mourning the loss of grandma, which brought everything to a standstill,” he said.

Now, the two look forward to running the business again.

“One thing we miss is all of our friends and customers,” he said. “We miss them a lot.”

Last modified Sept. 30, 2021

 

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