One La Cañada mainstay will replace another in 2012 when Los Gringos Locos, a family-friendly Mexican food restaurant, moves to where Conrad’s Family Restaurant, a 43-year La Cañada eatery, held residence at 631 Foothill Blvd. until it closed on May 22.
Los Gringos Locos, a restaurant known for its fun atmosphere with weekly Margarita Monday and Taco Tuesday festivities, is making the move after spending the last 15 years at 464 Foothill Blvd.
Construction at the new location in the Vons shopping plaza begins Sept. 1 of this year and the official grand opening will take place at the start of 2012, said Bent Hansen, who co-owns the restaurant with his brother John.
Bent Hansen said he doesn’t plan on there being a down period during construction; he hopes to just close down one location and open at the other the next day.
Representatives with the Vons shopping plaza where the former home of Conrad’s stands, could not be immediately reached for comment.