One of the newest sections of the Montecillo smart growth project in West El Paso will open up three new eateries in the coming weeks, and the developer is using social media to provide glimpses into the future restaurants.
|Square-shaped donuts are in store at the Hillside Coffee & Donut Co. (facebook.com/HillsideCoffee)|
TI:ME at Montecillo, a self-described “non-traditional” shopping center, has plans to open a casual grill house, a cantina serving Mexican-style street food, and a donut and coffee shop at the corner of Mesa Street and Montecillo Drive.
Recently, TI:ME debuted a Facebook page for Hillside Coffee & Donut Co. (facebook.com/HillsideCoffee), the center’s resident coffee shop that will grind a local roast daily and sell a variety of brews alongside handmade donuts. Recent Instagram photos hint that the donuts will be uniquely square-shaped.
There are less details available regarding Stonewood Modern American Grill, though guestlife.com describes it as offering “southwest flair with… its own spin on steaks and modern American grill food.” Early on, developers had squarely described it as a steakhouse, though it seems the menu will now vary in terms of the type of grilled items it will offer.
|A stack of firewood decorates the interior of Stonewood Modern American Grill, expected to open in the coming weeks. (facebook.com/TimeAtMontecillo)|
The third eatery, Cantina Malolam, will serve tacos and ceviche, among other offerings including beer. A recent teaser Facebook photo shows a brightly colored circular design on glass panels, most likely from the interior of the restaurant.
|This teaser image shows decorated glass tiles, most likely part of Cantina Malolam's interior decor. (facebook.com/TimeAtMontecillo)|
Websites exist for the restaurants but currently contain only a link to an employment application. According to recent posts at the TI:ME Facebook page (facebook.com/TimeAtMontecillo), at least some of the restaurants could open in June.
TI:ME at Montecillo will also include several local retailers in 12,000 square feet of leasable space at the center. It will be a unique addition to Montecillo, with recycled shipping containers incorporated into portions of the structures. The center is owned and operated by local bar and restaurant group Pan y Agua, the same group that created Crave Kitchen and Bar and Independent Burger.