Plans to transform the former Applewood 2-Go pizza site in Menlo Park into a taqueria that would serve Salvadoran and Mexican food will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Monday, July 17.
Applewood 2-Go closed in May 2016.
The new restaurant, located at 989 El Camino Real, would be operated by Araceli Ciprez, who plans to have a maximum of five employees, including herself. They would work in shifts of two or three people, depending on demand, according to a staff report.
The restaurant is expected to operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and would seat 12 to 18 people. Ms. Ciprez plans to build a new bathroom, food prep area and seating area, according to the report.
Project architect Alan Coon said parking shouldn't be a problem because the other businesses at the site – a fitness studio, a cobbler and a dry cleaner/laundromat – require parking at different times of day.
City staff is recommending the Planning Commission approve the request.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.
The meeting can be viewed online.