What Should Go Here: Banchero's?

Do you have a vision for this vacancy?


Last month, we reported on the , which left thousands of our readers devastated.

Comments poured in spent at the restaurant over the years.

If you could bring new business into this space, what type of establishment would you like to see?

Post your suggestions in the comments section below.

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Paul Vargas July 14, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Taco Bell. =)
Maxine Sitts July 14, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I agree about the poor service at the late Portofino. Their menu, however, was not anything like Paradiso -- which is a terrific menu and restaurant all around. Portofino was not run professionally during its many fits and starts. And its food was not good. Dutton/Bancroft corner needs good eating places! We will patronize good restaurants if they will locate there: meaning - good food, dependable hours of operation as a start.
Lisa July 15, 2012 at 01:32 AM
I agree with you Maxine. In all that time Portofino was open I could never tell, I'd drive by and wonder is it? The neighborhood needs something like the old Cornerstone Cafe. That was a great place to go on the weekends for breakfast! Variety, the neighborhood needs variety! Hopefully it doesn't end up being another taquiera, please........we have enough already in SL.
Mike July 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
The neighborhood didn't support the Cornerstone Cafe, what makes you think something similar would now flourish? As for the Portofino site, I would give the site to Paradiso's owner rent free for a percentage of the gross. Seems to be the only restauranteur who understands what will survive in town.
Lisa July 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Interesting, I ate at Cornerstone often, and then one day it was closed. I never heard what happened. I do agree with you about the owner of Paradiso, he knows what he's doing.


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