Saturday, October 17, 2009


Wow it has been busy at La Tienda! In brief:

La Tienda has a new restaurant. The working name is "Home Planet" and it will feature comfort food from around the world. Focused on affordability, family friendly, quality food cooked from scratch, this restaurant will be a wonderful new venue for the Eldorado community.

In the last newsletter, we talked about a performance space. As it turns out someone else had the same idea. A plan is in progress, and as the business owner says, "Onward and upward. " This performance space will have a stage, a recording booth, and a musical instrument store. Can you believe it! Eldorado will have regular live music and a full fledged performance venue.

"The Art Garden" will be opening a unique gift gallery with a twist. One of a kind works, handcrafted paper, jewelry, even classes for the artist in each of us will be some of the features of this new store.

We do want to tell you about the Subway. As many of you know, the restaurant is closed. If you go by, you will see a sign on the door that says, "Landlord forced closure." This is not true. The Subway owner canceled their food order last week and they ran out of food. While it is true that this particular franchise owner was given 30 days notice to vacate on October 31st, they made the decision to close the store early. The notice to vacate was not related to the Subway itself, but to a legal dispute with the owner. We are working to provide an alternative food vendor that provides similar services. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

As it stands now, 10 out of 17 spaces have been leased or are in pre-lease agreements.

Farmers Market is now at La Tienda. This week we had perfect weather and wonderful vendors. They will keep the market open as long as the weather holds. When it gets cold, they will do a monthly indoor market at the center.

La Tienda is proud to sponsor two additional non-profit groups. The Eldorado Children's Theatre will be practicing for their January performance and will be able, for the first time, to rehearse with all their props and stage sets. The 6th annual XX Art Exhibition, promoting creative spirit and artistic exploration, will open its month long exhibition in conjunction with our Grand Opening Event on December 12.

Finally, Eldorado youth needs your help. The next teen center meeting will be held at Suite 101 on Monday, October 19 from 7 - 8 pm. Bring your kids, your neighbors and your friends and help us get this important project off the ground.

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