Work began this week on the demolition of the old 7 Stars Family Restaurant and Diner on Route 22 in Southeast/Brewster to make way for a Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill.
After sitting vacant for over a year, crews came in early Tuesday September 6th and began tearing the building down.
Salsa Fresca is reportedly developing the property for one of its stand alone restaurants and possibly a co-tenant which has not been announced.
The company announced in July 2018 that it was planning on adding 100 new locations with in the next 5 years in the NY, NJ, Ct and Florida markets.
Launched in 2008 with an "open kitchen" concept, fresh ingredients and traditional flavors from Mexico, Salsa Fresca guests have consistently praised the extremely fresh dishes, as well as the transparency which allows guests to see exactly what is being prepared, and how. "There have been so many different factors in our success," says Seth Hirschel, co-founder of Salsa Fresca Mexican Grill. "One of the biggest factors is the fact that we're not using pre-frozen ingredients – it's all fresh, every day. The response at all eight of our locations has been so overwhelming, and we're seeing constant interest from patrons who want to enjoy our fresh foods in other locations, too. It's time for the next step, and our franchise program will finally meet that incredible demand as we expand to a hundred stores over the next five years.” according to the company’s website.
A Salsa Fresca Carmel location opened in the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center on Route 6 several years ago.
No date for the opening of the new Southeast location has been announced.