Authentic Mexican restaurant to open in Alpena
An authentic Mexican restaurant is coming to Alpena.
Los Cuatro Amigos is moving into the former Hunan’s Chinese Restaurant location on State Street. Dave Kneeshaw, who also owns the Grand China Buffet property, purchased the building within the past 30 days and signed a 7-year deal with Los Quatro Amigos owner Frederico (Freddie) Gomez.
Gomez is footing the bill for most of the interior renovations and will add a covered deck to the backside of the building, facing the lake. That add-on is contingent upon an easement from the City of Alpena. The second floor of the building is also undergoing a remodel and may be used for private parties, banquets and over-flow.
The new restaurant is expected to create 15 to 18 full-time jobs and 6 to 8 part-time. It will be open 7-days a week for lunch and dinner.
Gomez hopes to have the restaurant open by Memorial Day weekend, if a liquor license can be secured by that time.
Los Cuatro Amigos has other locations in Michigan, including East Tawas, Bay City and Saginaw. The first Los Cuatro Amigos opened in January 2001, in Owensboro, Kentucky. The first one in Michigan opened in January 2003, in Bay City.