Luna's Tortilla Factory Lives!
|The Luna Tortilla Factory, built in 1938 and due for a redo courtesy Brandt Wood and El Fenix's Mike Karns|
And Unfair Park knows who's responsible: Brandt Wood, working in collaboration with Mike Karns, whose Firebird Restaurant Group LLC purchased the El Fenix chain in June 2008.
Wood's reluctant to say much about the endeavor at the moment, save that it'll be a "bar-restaurant concept." Aside from that, says Wood, he and Karns are still in the way-early phases of development.
"We will maintain the historic integrity of the building, shine a light on the historic neighborhood and draw upon our past experiences working in historic neighborhoods," Wood tells Unfair Park today. Today's meeting will provide the Landmark Commission a sneak peek at those preliminary plans: "It's important to have those folks on board early and to work in concert with them." says Wood. "More to come."