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Mexican restaurant to open; plans for downtown diner fall through

A new Mexican restaurant will soon open in the Carmichael Centre building on Carmichael Road, just north of the Target Store.

The Hudson City Council on Monday night granted German Duran of River Falls a Class C wine license for Fiesta Loca.

Duran's son, Isaac, who accompanied him to the City Council meeting, said it will be a typical full-menu Mexican restaurant. Jill Duran, German's wife and vice president of the limited liability corporation that will operate the restaurant, was also at the meeting.

The wine license is for the period from Nov. 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012. The license application says the restaurant will occupy Unit 106 of the Carmichael Centre building, owned by Lon Feia and partners.

Meanwhile, the Council received news that plans for another restaurant in the former Dibbo's Café space in downtown Hudson have fallen through.

Diane Ruona, who intended to open the Louisiana Creole restaurant, told the council that she had been unable to negotiate a lease agreement with the owners of Dibbo's Hotel and Nightclub.

Ruona surrendered the wine license for the planned restaurant.

She said she is now looking for another location for the restaurant.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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