Will The Gas-Station Restaurant Trend Tank?

Tasty Burger: Gas station success story.
Tasty Burger: Gas station success story. Photo: The Citizen

Bad news: Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Beacon Hill’s Villa Mexico Cafe is in danger of losing its gas-station home. Fuel for thought, straight ahead.

Apparently, developers want to tear down the station and build something new, but nothing’s happened yet thanks to the stalled economy. The tamale-and-taco joint, run by a mother-daughter team, will keep operating until they’re ousted.

This is a sad counterpoint to all the flurry surrounding restaurants in converted gas stations. Tasty Burger’s always full. Cognac Bistro’s humming along just fine. True, Allston gas-station-wannabe Stone Hearth Pizza stalled, but that seems to be the exception to the rule.

We’re hoping Villa Mexico stays put, although according to the Globe via BRT, they’ll open elsewhere if forced out. Really, we think a gas station is the perfect place for a Mexican feast!

Villa Mexico in Boston’s Beacon Hill May Be Losing Its Space

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