Almost nothing went according to plan for 2 Margaritas owners Ricardo Sahagun and Edgar Anaya, the cousins and business partners who purchased the former site of Lulu’s Homeport Restaurant and Lounge on the KP Highway in Home in January 2020. Sahagun told KP News they are hopeful and currently on track for opening in March or April 2022.
The original plan called for a complete remodel of the building and reopening within six months. COVID-19 turned those plans upside down, with one delay after another, from nearly every angle.
Restaurants have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic. The cousins own and operate four other well-established restaurants, two in neighboring Mason County and two in Kitsap, that positioned them somewhat better to weather the crisis. Challenges in the supply chain continue.
“This has been something none of us have ever experienced before,” Sahagun said. “It’s been a struggle to get product. Everything is out. Even (restaurant supplier) Sysco doesn’t have enough drivers. The meat prices skyrocketed, and everything is jumping up, like ridiculously, at double and triple the prices. Basically, we get what we can, not what we need.”
The staff of the new 2 Margaritas are already well into training, spread around within the other family restaurant locations in preparation for opening on the KP this spring.
While Sahagun said there are a couple of things left to finish, like the long-delayed master business licensing from the state, a liquor license and landscaping. For now, he takes heart in the addition of two big neon signs as exciting progress to begin the new year.
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