It’s been a rollercoaster of “are they or aren’t they” as El Tiempo 1308 Cantina announced it would shutter its Montrose location in July to make way for developers, but doubled back shortly after saying it would stay open for the foreseeable future.
The latest update from the Cantina states that the restaurant still has not received its two weeks notice to vacate the property from the landlord. Therefore, it will be staying open for “at least another month,” and considering how many times the restaurant’s eventual departure has been pushed back, expect for it to be longer.
“We are on a two week notice from the landlord to vacate the 1308 Cantina space. We have not received said notice, and are unsure of when we will, and we do not have a set date to close,” the statement reads. “Based upon what the landlord it telling us, we think we will be open for at least another month. More than likely, we will close shortly.”
El Tiempo owner Roland Laurenzo drew ire from Houstonians this summer when he posted a selfie with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the heels of the Trump administration separating migrant families at the border. The Instagram post was captioned. “We had the honor to serve Mr. Jeff Sessions... thank you for allowing us to serve you.” After a wave of backlash, Laurenzo deleted the post and issued a statement that said, “The man came to dinner and he was served without us even thinking about the political situations.”
Stay tuned on the continuing El Tiempo closing saga and when its actual last day of service will be.
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- Mexican Restaurant Owner’s Jeff Sessions Selfie Was Always Going to Inspire Backlash [EHOU]
- Restaurateur Rallies El Tiempo Supporters to Dine at the Embattled Tex-Mex Restaurant [EHOU]