On This Day: June 24, 1988

Hennepin-Lake, History — By on June 24, 2014 6:00 am

On this day in 1988, the Star Tribune reported that the Two Pesos Mexican restaurants was close to an agreement with a local businessman to open restaurants in the Twin Cities. At the time, the quick-service Houston-based Two Pesos had 27 locations with none in the Twin Cities. The first location was announced to be opening in Uptown Minneapolis in the fall of 1988.

According to the article, a plate of tortilla chips was $0.69, margaritas were $0.99, and a fajita platter was $10.95, though most of their dishes were between $3.00 and $4.00.

The business would eventually open at 1320 West Lake Street, which later would house Campiello and Cowboy Slims before the building was demolished for the Walkway building.

Thatcher Imboden

How cities work and change, how they are the product of their inhabitants and outside forces, and the resulting livability keep me thinking and dreaming about the future. I work in transit oriented development and have a background in urban real estate development. I am Past President of an Uptown business organization, grew up in Uptown, was on an Uptown neighborhood association Board, and am an Uptown and Lyn-Lake historian.

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