The Milford La Hacienda location closed recently, according to co-owner, Carlos Estrada, as they complete renovations in their new downtown location. Estrada anticipates opening the new location after the first of the year.
“As with everything, the pandemic has held us up,” Estrada said. “We had hoped to already be open downtown, but with work crews having to reduce the number of people working at a time, it has taken us so much longer than we had hoped. Right now, we are waiting for the transfer of our liquor license to the new address and for final inspections by the City of Milford, the health department and others. As soon as those are complete, we will be opening the doors.”
Because kitchen equipment located in the original Milford location, next to Tractor Supply in the Milford Village Shopping Center, would be needed in the new location, Estrada explained that they had to shut down that location in order to remove and install the equipment downtown. Estrada stated that the interior of the former Georgia House would look much different when the Mexican restaurant opens.
“We had not intended to do as much as we did,” Estrada said. “We ended up adding a few walls, replacing the flooring, repainting and building a new bar upstairs. We are excited for people to get inside to see what we have done. We are also doing some renovations to the outdoor patio, trying to make it more comfortable. The outdoor patio is a wonderful benefit that we did not have at our first location in the shopping center. We are looking forward to reaching out to local musicians and having them play on the patio. We also plan to work with the downtown arts community to possibly have some art showings on the patio when the weather is nice.”
Estrada stated that when the downtown location opens, they will offer traditional specials that they have provided when new restaurants have opened in the past.
“We should have our $2 margaritas, free appetizers on specific days, even some drawings for some gift card giveaways,” Estrada said. “It will be wonderful to have people sitting outside on the patio when the weather is warm, drinking a delicious margarita, listening to music and relaxing. We are very much looking forward to becoming an important part of downtown Milford.”