LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - After 21 years on South First Street in Lufkin, Cafe Del Rio is ready to expand.
Assistant City Manager Steve Floyd confirmed that the Mexican food restaurant will be moving to a new location at the corner of Highway 69 south and Loop 287, across from the Pilot gas station.
"We were told that they needed more parking and some upgrades," Floyd said.
Del Rio's general manager Letty Vargas said the expansion comes after a long growing process.
"We have outgrown our space after 21 years," Vargas said. "The new location will offer more seating and more parking so we can better serve our customers.
Vargas said the current location is 8,000 square feet and the new building will bring the space to 14,000 square feet.
"We are hoping to be in there by August," Vargas said. "The builder gave us a six month time frame."
Floyd also confirmed the closing of El Chico's but could not give any details on why.