Los Amigos closes location in Granby; Pearl Dragon set to move into now vacant space
Los Amigos, the Grand County based Mexican food restaurant business, has halted operations at their Granby location and one of Middle Park’s favorite local eateries will soon occupy the restaurant’s former space in downtown Granby.
Los Amigos is a family owned and operated Mexican food restaurant that until late July operated from two separate locations; their flagship restaurant in Kremmling and their second installation in downtown Granby. In late July Los Amigos owner Rafael Dominguez, who owns the restaurant business along with other family members, decided to halt operations at their Granby location. Dominguez sited ongoing difficulties related to staffing as the major driving force behind the decision.
“We are short handed,” Dominguez said. “It was very hard for us with a small family.”
Dominguez said family members, who live primarily in the Kremmling area, have largely staffed the two restaurants over the years. The distance between Kremmling and Granby became a challenge as well, which was also a factor in the decision to close their Granby location, which ad been in operation roughly five years before operations were halted.
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“We have decided we are going to stay where we are and grow in Kremmling instead of outside,” Dominguez added.
According to Dominguez Los Amigos’ Kremmling location will continue to operate seven days a week. The Dominguez family also has plans in the works to open two other businesses in the near to medium term future. The Dominguez family is currently planning to open a new pizzeria in Kremmling with an anticipated opening date by the start of the 2019 summer season. Additionally Rafael himself, who owned and operated a mechanic’s shop in Kremmling over a decade ago before opening Los Amigos, said he plans to open a new mechanic’s business, called Dominguez Shop, in Kremmling sometime this fall.
Dominguez noted the departure of Los Amigos from their Granby location, at 181 East Agate next to Liberty Savings Bank, has created a “good opportunity” for the next restaurant that will fill the space in downtown Granby: the Chinese food restaurant Pearl Dragon.
Wednesday evening a representative from Pearl Dragon confirmed their plans to move into the new space. According to Lin Long, who operates Pearl Dragon along with other family members, the restaurant will be moving from their current location on Granby’s far western edge to their new location in the downtown area sometime later this fall.
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