Blue Agave Cantina to Open in Columbiana – Shelby County Reporter

By MEG HERNDON | Personal editor

Colombian – Columbiana residents have a new restaurant to look forward to as a new Mexican restaurant, Blue Agave Cantina, is set to open on Main Street in the coming months.

Blue Agave Cantina will be located where Fat Johnny’s Comfort and Soul previously resided before it closed in April at 115 S Main Street.

Carlos Mendos, the restaurant owner, also owns and operates 2 Pesos Cantina in Pelham, and said he was delighted to open his second restaurant in Columbiana. Blue Agave Cantina will offer authentic Mexican cuisine according to Mendos.

Mendos said he was very happy to meet everyone in town and see the new customers having fun and enjoying their food at Blue Agave Cantina.

Currently, Mendos is renovating the building. The space has been expanded to accommodate more people and a bar is being built as Blue Agave Cantina’s liquor license has been approved by the city. Mendos said the newly renovated space will have around 50 tables.

Blue Agave Cantina is one of the first major restaurants to come to Columbiana in quite some time, according to Ali Payne, Columbiana’s community affairs manager, and she’s excited to see the impact it could have on the city.

“I’m really excited to see it come to Main Street,” Payne said. “I think it’s good for Columbiana. We are excited for it to open, I know everyone is waiting for that day.

Blue Agave Cantina will be open seven days a week and exact hours are being decided. Mendos said they are currently looking for workers and those interested in applying can call him for additional information at 205-919-7086.

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