Silver City's downtown eating options are
about to get a lot wider (as, no doubt, will many Silver City waistlines).
The former Clifton Chevrolet structure, built in 1950, has been rechristened "The
Hub" and will soon become a mini-food court of sorts. Already
home to Alotta Gelato and the Java the Hut coffeeshop, plus Hot Spot
clothing, the block will be adding:
Diane's Bakery & Deli,
an offshoot of the popular downtown restaurant; The
and Peace Meal Cooperative Restaurant and Deli.
Rumor has it that a Tortilla Factory may also be
in the works. All are expected to open in early summer, with two huge
spaces for retail or other restaurants still to be filled...
Out in Arenas Valley, the Many
shop has opened a coffee bar, serving espresso drinks as well as Chai
tea, iced coffee and tea, chocolate, soft drinks, flavored bottled
waters, pastries, muffins and cakes. Get your coffee fix at 11786 Hwy.
180 E., 534-2400. . . .
We're hearing good things about Marisco's
Cancun, now open at 504 E. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces,
525-2163. Owner Jose Ramon Acevedo, a Cuban-born Los Angeles businessman,
has turned the one-time site of a Chinese restaurant into a home for
Mexican seafood dishes, as well as American fare. It's open daily from
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. . . .
Also in Las Cruces, Joy
restaurant, 3530 Foothills Road, 532-0157, is under new management.
. . . So is La Casita Cafe, now renamed La
Nueva Casita Cafe,
195 N. Mesquite Street, 523-5434. Jaime Salazar, who grew up just
two blocks away and was formerly chef at the Holiday Inn, now runs
the restaurant with his daughter, Melissa. . . . Subbie's on
North Valley Drive in Las Cruces has closed to the public and become
a catering kitchen. . . .
Also closed are Bob's
Burgers and La
Samba, both in Las Cruces, and Jack's
Rib Joint in