The owners of La Reyna Tortilleria and Cafe in Paso Robles have transformed their business into La Reina Sports Bar & Grill.
Gary Pederson of Avila Beach, who co-owns the business with Salvador Ramos of Atascadero, told The Tribune that he “saw a real need for a sports bar in Paso” and that the change allows the pair to move their tortilleria business to a much bigger market they will build at 34th and Spring streets.
Construction on the new market is expected to begin in January.
The pair has invested a total of $80,000 in improvements to the 3,800-square-foot sports bar location at 1144 Black Oak Drive, including six large televisions and a jumbo screen.
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La Reina Sports Bar is now open serves a full menu of Mexican food and fresh tortillas, as well as beer, wine, margaritas and other wine-based cocktails.
The business has 12 employees, Pederson said.
A music stage is under construction for its Nov. 22 grand opening, which will feature performer Louie Ortega. A covered patio at the location will seat 45 guests, and there will be live music every Friday.
Pederson and Ramos also own La Reyna Market y Carniceria at 24th street in Paso Robles, as well as El Camino Car Wash locations in Atascadero and Paso Robles.