CEDAR LAKE | The owners of La Gaviot have won primary plat approval for their plans for the new site.
The popular local ethnic grocery sells Mexican food and meats in addition to more conventional grocery items.
Both the Plan Commission and Town Council signed off on plans by Teresita Barajas and her husband to open a small dining area in the grocery.
La Gaviota currently is at 10800 W. 133rd Ave. The Barajas are planning to move their business next door, to 10728 W. 133rd Ave., into a building they’ve purchased.
The move is a redevelopment project and the Barajas will be relocating their business from a rental into space they own.
The widening of 133rd Avenue will install parallel parking in front of La Gaviota and neighboring businesses. The new site also contains additional parking with 24 spaces.
Preliminary plat approval was passed with the stipulation that the Barajas follow through on some minor issues. For example, their parking area will have to be paved, but Town Manager Ian Nicolini assured them they will not be expected to install paving until spring.
The Barajas will seek final plat approval for what the town terms a one-lot subdivision this month.