New restaurant to replace Mi Mexico in Alexandria

Alexandria City Council issues liquor licenses for El Loro 2.

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El Loro is opening a second location in Alexandria, on North Nokomis Street that used to house Mi Mexico.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA — Mi Mexico at 401 North Nokomis Street, which recently closed, will soon be the home of another Mexican restaurant, El Loro 2.

At its Monday night meeting, the Alexandria City Council approved on-sale and Sunday liquor licenses for El Loro 2. Marcos Gomez applied for the licenses. He also owns the El Loro restaurant at 4820 Highway 29 South, the building that used to house Tennessee Roadhouse.

The council held a public hearing to discuss the new liquor licenses, as required by city ordinances, but no one from the public spoke.

The council also approved the following licenses:

  • Temporary one-day liquor license for the second annual Alexandria Craft Beer Tour that will take place at Knute Nelson Memorial Park on Saturday, July 23. The event will raise funds for the Alexandria Youth Baseball Association, which is co-hosting the tour with Leighton Broadcasting. Tickets will be sold for the four-hour event. Only samples of beer will be served. Plans call for 29 exhibitors at the event, most of them breweries. Food trucks will also be available.
  • Temporary one-day liquor license to the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Society for a “Music in the Garden” event on July 29 at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum.
  • Temporary vendor license to Country Fresh Farms, doing business as Prime House Direct. It will be selling frozen meats in the Menards parking lot from June 29 to July 2. Harry Peaden of Union City, Georgia applied for the license. 
  • Temporary vendor license to Justin Gian of Houston, Texas, doing business as Fabian Seafood. It will sell fresh seafood at 209 Nokomis Street, the former Burger King site.
  • Mobile food truck to Ruby’s Pinoy Food, submitted by Ruby Tungseth of Underwood. 
Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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