A 58-year-old Mexican restaurant in Alameda, under the ownership of the Quintero family since 1953, has been sold and is now shuttered. As the Tribune reports, Acapulco (2104 Lincoln Avenue), which began as a little food stand more than half a century ago opened by immigrants Modesto and Rose Quintero, is now under new ownership, and the unnamed new owner has pledged to keep the restaurant open under the same name. A goodbye email from the Quinteros, however, sent to the Chron, says only that the restaurant is now closed, and they give no possible reopening date. It seems likely the new owner, who we only know has three other restaurants outside Alameda, may want to give the place a facelift.
22 employees are losing their jobs in the closure, however the new management has also pledged to try to keep on some of the current workers when they reopen.
“It’s a difficult time for all of us,” says Laurance Quintero, who took over the restaurant along with his siblings after his parents died. “A lot of tears are being shed.”
We’ll update you when we hear about reopening plans.
Longtime Alameda Restaurant Sold [Tribune]
Acapulco Restaurant closes after 50+ years in Alameda [Scoop]