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PLYMOUTH - It will be at the very least another month, but it appears that a Hacienda restaurant is on the way to Plymouth.
The Marshall County Alcoholic Beverage Commission will hear an application for the chain to obtain a liquor license at next monthâ€™s meeting. In February, a representative from the Mexican restaurant chain confirmed to the Pilot News that they were considering the city as a possible place for a new location.
Jeff Leslie, vice president of sales and marketing for Hacienda, said at that time he couldnâ€™t get into specifics since there is no deal but that the company was looking at its options in Plymouth.
â€śWeâ€™ve thought about it for a long time,â€ť said Leslie. â€śPlymouth would be an excellent choice. Weâ€™re actively trying to put a deal together.â€ť
The application for the liquor license is a major step forward for a location opening its doors in Plymouth. The address listed on the application is the Plaza on Miller Drive that currently houses Mancinoâ€™s, the Night and Day Cafe and the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation. The Board will consider the application at its April 2 meeting.
Haciendaâ€™s corporate headquarters are in South Bend and there are 18 restaurants in Indiana and Michigan. The first Hacienda opened in Mishawaka in 1978.
The Board had only one item on its agenda for March, unanimously approving an automatic renewal of a license for the Lake House Grill in Culver.