Big Restaurant Shakeup
Beloved Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant is making its way inside of the Loop: 29-95 reports that chef-owner Arnaldo Richards has signed a lease in Upper Kirby, at the spot recently left vacant by the short-lived Maggie Rita's Modern Mex.
Richards said that he has been considering the space at Kirby and Richmond since last July, when Mama Ninfa's converted to Maggie Rita's. Following that restaurant's December closure, the landlord allegedly selected Pico's from "about ten other suitors" interested in the high-profile space.
Remodeling work will begin immediately and is expected to take approximately eight weeks.