A new full-service Mexican restaurant and bar, called Wrestling Taco, has been proposed in West Allis.
The 3,153-square-foot space is located in a multi-tenant commercial building, which previously housed Johnny V’s Classic Cafe. The longtime restaurant closed last May, and a new concept, 84th Classic Cafe, recently opened in that space.
Nicole DeBack is listed as the owner of Wrestling Taco. She expects dine-in business to generate 80% of total sales and carryout to make up the remaining 20%. Wrestling Taco would gradually hire six to seven people. The DeBack family has previous experience operating a local tavern, according to city documents.
Prior to closing its West Allis location last year, Wisconsin Pizza Authority had built a new kitchen and dining area in the space. DeBack plans to add a new central bar and remove a few interior walls to open the layout. The restaurant will have a total seating capacity of 68, which includes its private party room.
Plans for Wrestling Taco will be reviewed by the West Allis Plan Commission on March 24, followed by a Common Council public hearing regarding a special use permit application on April 7.
The restaurant’s proposed hours of operation are weekdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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