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After More Than 30 Years, Mexicantown Eatery El Zocalo Shutters on Sunday

The owner is retiring

El Zocalo.
El Zocalo.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Pour one out for longtime Mexicantown restaurant El Zocalo. After more than 30 years of business, the eatery is scheduled to shut its doors this week. Employees have already been informed of the impending closure. Reached by eater, owner Yvonne Cordoba says she’s 80 years old and ready for retirement. El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant will host its final night of service on Sunday.

The 13,000-square-foot restaurant property located on Bagley Avenue across from Xochimilco, Los Galanes, and La Gloria Bakery has been listed with Signature Associates for $1.5 million. According to LoopNet the price includes a class C liquor license, the business, and the equipment. El Zocalo was founded in 1983, by Victor Hugo Cordoba, an immigrant from Costa Rica. Cordoba passed away in 2013. His wife Yvonne has continued to operate the restaurant for the past three years.

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