Upcoming Mexican restaurant in the former Burger King space in Avon Lake: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

Lake Avon, Ohio

Ever since the former Burger King restaurant, 519 Avon Belden Road, closed nearly two years ago in Avon Lake, many have wondered what will happen to the space. Construction crews have been on site for several weeks and I can now confirm that the space will be transformed into a Mexican restaurant. Las Margaritas is set to open in December.

The former Avon Lake Burger King restaurant, 519 Avon Belden Road, is transformed into a Mexican restaurant. Las Margaritas is set to open in December.

Rogelio Hernandez, who has owned several Mexican restaurants in the area, including Si Señors, El Jalapeños in Lakewood and Mexican Restaurant in North Ridgeville, brings back his passion for creating successful restaurants.

“It’s not just a restaurant, it’s my passion,” he said. “It’s about how you feel in your heart. It’s who we are, my whole family. I want my family to be a part of it. We want to make it a good, nice place. We’re going to work hard for it.

Las Margaritas will feature many familiar Mexican dishes, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas and fajitas.

Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas comes to Lake Avon in December.

The restaurant area will be sleek and modern with seating for approximately 120 people, as well as seating at the bar. A patio should be installed next spring.

“Of course we will have premium margaritas, and we also plan to have a margarita sampler on the menu,” Hernandez said. “We want this place to be a cool place where people come and hang out.”

Hernandez also noted that once things are up and running after opening, he hopes to add weekend brunch to the menu.

“There aren’t many places in the area that offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday,” he said. “We would like to start offering breakfast burritos and other weekend breakfast items.”


New businesses: It looks like the former Countryside Antiques space at 36290 Detroit Road won’t be sitting vacant much longer. Thomas English Development is asking the City’s Zoning and Buildings Appeals Board (October 5 meeting) to accept a proposal for two commercial buildings including a financial institution, medical practice and restaurants, along with a waiver for 14 parking spaces; code requires 149 parking spaces, applicant suggests 135 parking spaces. Stay tuned for more information as the application process continues through the city’s planning commission and council.

Opening PetSmart: The 18,300 square foot PetSmart store at Avon Commons will open at 9 a.m. on October 8 (next to Target). The soft opening will take place this week. The specialized pet store also offers dog grooming and training services.


Bakery closed, a new one arrives: A few days after the closing of Mimzy’s Bakehouse, 32824 Walker Road, the owners announced that the store would close on October 16, a new bakery has already been announced. are forced to close.

The post reads, “We have spent two years of our lives building and maintaining the bakery and would like to see someone maintaining it. We love all of our customers and are incredibly grateful for the incredible level of community support.

Within a week, Susan St. Aubyn-Zeyer has announced that her business, Susan’s Sugar & Spice, will be moving into the bakery space with a tentative grand opening slated for Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) with a special offer for all military personnel. . According to information posted on the bakery’s website, St. Aubyn-Zeyer, a former Spanish teacher, has been making cakes, chocolates and pastries for almost 20 years. For more information, visit susansugarspice.com.

Library project: The main entrance (south side of the building) to the Avon Lake Public Library will be temporarily closed for door replacements October 10-14. Patrons are asked to use the north entrance or curbside pickup. To enter, park and walk around the east side of the building (closest to the church) to the north entrance doors. If you’re using the sidewalk, park on the west side of the building (near the dumpsters), call the sidewalk number, 440.933.8128, and the library staff will bring you the items on hold.

Living without cables: Are you planning to cut the cord? Learn more about finding news and entertainment without cable TV during a 5 p.m. presentation on October 11 at the Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd. To register, go to alpl.org.

Fall leaf picking begins: The city’s public works department will pick up the leaves until December (weather permitting). The leaves should be placed on the raised lawn, not on the street. Residents are reminded to keep sumps free of debris to reduce flooding during heavy rains. Leaf piles should only contain leaves. Leaves and branches should be separated as they are collected with different equipment and branch collection is not a regular service during the fall leaf season. Refrain from putting leaves in dead-end islands as it is difficult for large trucks to maneuver through the area. City crews follow a route through the city and there is no specific day for pickup. Depending on the amount of leaves to be collected, it can take crews up to two to three weeks to complete a full route.

Kimble Recycling & Disposal, Inc. will also collect sheets simultaneously through December. Leaves can be placed in paper bags or personal containers 33 gallons or less. Personal containers must be labeled “yard waste” and placed at the curb on the day scheduled for Kimble’s garbage collection.


Garden club meeting: The Garden Club of North Ridgeville will meet at 6 p.m. on October 11 at the Sandy Ridge Reservation, 6195 Otten Road. The speaker for the evening will be Amanda Davidson, Director of Visits and Education for the Lorain County Historical Society. The program will discuss the houses and gardens of Elyria from the 19th century. Members will elect officers for the next year. New members are welcome. For information, call 440-365-8522.

Lions Club Event: The North Ridgeville Lions Club presents Beatles, Beer and Brats at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the North Ridgeville VFW, 6805 Lear Nagle Road. The event includes dinner, music, drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks) and raffles. The cost is $45. Proceeds support the many programs supported by the Lions Club. To purchase tickets online, go to lionsclubofnr.square.site. Tickets are also available at the door.

Seniors Center Flu Vaccination Clinic: Marc’s Pharmacy employees will administer flu shots to seniors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road. To register, call 440-353-0828.

Tot’s Trick-or-Treat: Families are invited to bring the kids for the free annual Tot’s Trick-or-Treat at 1 p.m. on October 28 at City Hall, 7307 Avon Belden Road. Residents are asked to register with the Parks and Recreation Department, visit northridgeville.recdesk.com.

To yell: Thanks to the City of North Ridgeville Schools RSVP Program. Students recently painted the town’s community hut.

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