Archive for Thursday, September 7, 2006

Restaurant has new ownership

September 7, 2006

The restaurant formerly known as Black Jack Diner has a new name, new owners and soon to be more hours and menu.

Last Friday, the building officially became Cordoba's Family Restaurant as Jessica and Cesar Cordoba became the new owners.

"It's been a lot of fun, but it's been busy," J. Cordoba said. "We've had a lot of feedback from customers."

J. Cordoba said the restaurant will be keeping its hours the same for the month of September, which is 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Then it will be serving dinner, open on Mondays and open until 9 p.m. once October arrives.

They will also be serving full American and full Mexican menus in October.

J. Cordoba is ready for the changes and the restaurant life.

"We're really excited," J. Cordoba said. "It's been more fun than anything. Our family is working there too."

Family is one reason they took over the restaurant. C. Cordoba has been in the restaurant business for a long time, especially with his own family in Colorado.

"His family owns a restaurant in Denver and he has always wanted to own a restaurant," J. Cordoba said. "He has also cooked for different restaurants for the last 10 years."

J. Cordoba, formerly Jessica Andrews, is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She said opening a restaurant in this town was what she wanted to do.

"I've lived here and we wanted to be a part of the community," J. Cordoba said.

The Cordoba's will be painting the inside and outside of the building, hoping to create a more Hispanic feel to the restaurant.

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