Little Mexico Cafe - Grand Rapids - Burns

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2008/09/06 14:43:44 (permalink)

Little Mexico Cafe - Grand Rapids - Burns

Sad news to report, the Little Mexico Cafe on Grand Rapids West Side has burned down. The West Side has 2, well had 2, decent authentic Mexican food places, now we're down one. Hopefully they'll rebuild.

The cafe has always been popular for its neighborhood bar atmosphere, good food, original art work and murals painted by artist Bill Bouwsema to represent the Aztec Indian civilization and Morales' heritage.
For a time, it was a popular place for dignitaries to visit.
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, dinned with a local family at Little Mexico while campaigning in Grand Rapids in October 2000.
And former President Gerald R. Ford, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and singer Willie Nelson were also counted as customers.


GR Press Article:
http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/09/little_mexico_cafe_a_total_los.html
Earlier Article:
http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/09/grand_rapids_firefighters_batt.html

Video:
http://video.woodtv.com/?video_id=13972
http://video.woodtv.com/?video_id=13975
http://video.woodtv.com/?video_id=13978





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    Russ Jackson
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    RE: Little Mexico Cafe - Grand Rapids - Burns 2008/09/06 14:46:12 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Sad news to report, the Little Mexico Cafe on Grand Rapids West Side has burned down. The West Side has 2, well had 2, decent authentic Mexican food places, now we're down one. Hopefully they'll rebuild.

    The cafe has always been popular for its neighborhood bar atmosphere, good food, original art work and murals painted by artist Bill Bouwsema to represent the Aztec Indian civilization and Morales' heritage.
    For a time, it was a popular place for dignitaries to visit.
    Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, dinned with a local family at Little Mexico while campaigning in Grand Rapids in October 2000.
    And former President Gerald R. Ford, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and singer Willie Nelson were also counted as customers.


    GR Press Article:
    http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/09/little_mexico_cafe_a_total_los.html
    Earlier Article:
    http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/09/grand_rapids_firefighters_batt.html

    Video:
    http://video.woodtv.com/?video_id=13972
    http://video.woodtv.com/?video_id=13975
    http://video.woodtv.com/?video_id=13978








    Great place I have eaten there many times. Sorry to hear that....Russ
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Little Mexico Cafe - Grand Rapids - Burns 2008/09/06 16:12:00 (permalink)
    That is always sad to hear...I have actually heard of that restaurant from friends who have eaten there.I hope they are able to rebuild.
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    Russ Jackson
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    RE: Little Mexico Cafe - Grand Rapids - Burns 2008/09/06 16:33:04 (permalink)
    There is another great Mexican place on the west side also. It is in an old gas station and it had a chicken sign on it. Does anyone know the name of it?...Russ
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    RE: Little Mexico Cafe - Grand Rapids - Burns 2008/09/07 01:35:06 (permalink)
    Local paper reports more this evening...
    http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/09/little_mexico_cafe_fire_leaves.html
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