Francisco’s restaurant reopens in part of its original space

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Francisco’s restaurant reopens in part of its original space

The Garcias have brought back a smaller version of the popular downtown eatery
Frances and Claudine Garcia have reopened a new, smaller version of Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina on Main Avenue. The couple opened the original Francisco’s in 1968 and operated it until it was sold in 2013. The original restaurant closed in 2014.
Lee and Teri Christ of Georgetown, Texas, were disappointed to find out that Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina was closed during a 2014 visit.
Construction worker Elijah Nez erects a barrier between the sidewalk and the front of the former Francisco’s Restaurant Y Cantina at 619 Main Ave. in May 2016. After the original restaurant closed in 2014, the building was vacant. The building was then separated into three spaces.
Diane Lopez takes the orders of a breakfast customer in August 2016 at the newly opened Lone Spur Cafe on Main Avenue, one of several businesses that opened in the location of the former Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina in the 600 block of Main Avenue.
After selling Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina, Frances and Claudine Garcia kept much of the décor from the original restaurant and much of it is back up.
Maria Arias is the bar manager at Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina.

Francisco’s restaurant reopens in part of its original space

Frances and Claudine Garcia have reopened a new, smaller version of Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina on Main Avenue. The couple opened the original Francisco’s in 1968 and operated it until it was sold in 2013. The original restaurant closed in 2014.
Lee and Teri Christ of Georgetown, Texas, were disappointed to find out that Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina was closed during a 2014 visit.
Construction worker Elijah Nez erects a barrier between the sidewalk and the front of the former Francisco’s Restaurant Y Cantina at 619 Main Ave. in May 2016. After the original restaurant closed in 2014, the building was vacant. The building was then separated into three spaces.
Diane Lopez takes the orders of a breakfast customer in August 2016 at the newly opened Lone Spur Cafe on Main Avenue, one of several businesses that opened in the location of the former Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina in the 600 block of Main Avenue.
After selling Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina, Frances and Claudine Garcia kept much of the décor from the original restaurant and much of it is back up.
Maria Arias is the bar manager at Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina.

Francisco’s restaurant reopens in part of its original space

Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina on Main Avenue in downtown Durango has reopened as a smaller version of the former popular New Mexican food restaurant.

Francisco’s restaurant reopens in part of its original space

This photo of Frances and Claudine Garcia and their sons, Ted and Skip, was taken shortly before they opened Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina on Oct. 17, 1968.
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