Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House will open Friday in the space that was most recently Truck Stop Pop-up Kitchen and before that the site of the original Graffiti Junktion.
The space on Wednesday was still undergoing last minute renovations. A significant part of the remodel is a permanent roof over part of the building that previously had been covered by an awning. (For many years it was an open air, uncovered patio.) It now has a cedar plank ceiling and the floor has been refinished with a copper leather epoxy.
According to the new restaurant’s website, Felipe Rodriguez grew up on a blue agave farm in Mexico and started making his own tequila, as you would expect anyone who grew up on a blue agave farm in Mexico to do. "My community loves my tequila, so now I want to share it with the world,” Rodriguez is quoted as saying.
It’s unclear whether Felipe Rodriguez actually exists.