Inside the old Loló space. [Photo: Loló/Facebook]
Back in February, Mexican spot Loló made a big move to the former Lot 7 space on Valencia. That meant vacating the smaller original space, a few blocks away on 22nd Street, that it had occupied for six years. Now that Loló is settled in at its new address, owners Jorge Martinez and Lorena Zertuche are turning their attention back to the original, where they're turning into a new (but not overly so) concept. Tablehopper brings word that the old space will be reborn as a second Loló production, Loló Cevichería.
Conceived as a casual, drop-in style spot, the cozy space will be redesigned by Zertuche, who also masterminded the memorably vivid interior of Loló's Valencia revamp. Expect more colorful and eclectic touches, including a lot of items themed around parrots.
As the name suggests, chef-partner Martinez's menu will focus on a variety of ceviches, although there will be some dishes from Loló's original menu (like the guacamole, tuna tacon, and taco tropical). And though Loló's full liquor license moved down the street to the new space, the couple plan to get inventive with their beer and wine license, offering a selection of low-proof drinks like agave margarita slushies, white port tonics, and plenty of sangria.
The new space is set to open on July 16th (that's next Wednesday!), with some soft-opening activity in the coming week. We'll have further intel once the big day arrives.
· Opening July 16th: Loló Cevichería (in the Original Loló Space) [Tablehopper]
· Loló, In Living Color on Valencia [~ ESF ~]
· Loló Closes For Move to Valencia [~ ESF ~]