Opening Soon: Caliente Grill
The corner storefront at 900 West 39th Street, the former location of the beloved — well, by me anyway — Pangea Cafe & Market, is soon to open again as a Mexican restaurant. The new venue, according to the building’s owner, Greg Patterson, will be the Caliente Grill, operated by Mary Jo Goetz and her mother. I peeked into the old Pangea space — that restaurant’s owners Martin and Wendy Rudderforth closed the bistro last year — and saw that Goetz has closed off the former exhibition kitchen. Patterson said that unlike Pangea, which only had a wine-and-beer license, the Caliente Grill will seek a full liquor license in order to sell Margaritas. “The restaurateurs are also planning to stay open a little later than many of the Mexican restaurants on the Boulevard to get the late-night business.”
The Caliente Grill, which will be a full-service operation, is scheduled to open in late May or June.