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Work to begin on new Plaza 183 restaurants

August 30, 2016

The Cerritos City Council has approved demolition of the El Torito restaurant building in Plaza 183 to make way for two new eateries.

One of the new restaurants is Frida Mexican Cuisine. The other restaurant tenant has not yet been announced.

Cerritos Retail CenterCal, LLC is spearheading the project, which consists of demolishing the existing 7,650-square-foot El Torito restaurant and replacing it with a 10,907-square-foot building housing two restaurants.

The restaurants will have separate outdoor patios and dining areas that feature open lattice structures above and enclosures made from landscape planter boxes that serve as a fence barrier between the dining area and the adjacent sidewalk.

The restaurants will adopt the existing Santa Barbara-inspired architecture at Plaza 183 and feature a palette of bright whites and beiges. The structures will also incorporate wood veneers, metal canopies, a water wall feature and other accent elements in dark brown tones. The landscape will consist of planter pots, decorative metal tree grates, pre-cast concrete pavers and colored concrete.

The project is expected to be completed by mid-2017.


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