This is a post by N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox:
Fares Hanna, owner of Gregoria’s Kitchen in Durham, had initially hoped to rebuild after the Cuban restaurant was closed by a fire in January. Now he’s looking for a new location.
Hanna would like to find a building similar to the restored 1920s vintage house that was home to the original Gregoria’s. “That place had a lot of charm,” he says, “and it was big enough that I even ran my catering out of there for a while.”
He’s referring to Three Seasons Catering (threeseasonscatering.com), which he had fortunately moved out of the building before the fire in order to make room for Gregoria’s growing need for private dining space.
So far, Hanna hasn’t been successful in his search.
“It’s hard to find a place like that that’s suitable for a restaurant,” he says. If he doesn’t, Hanna isn’t certain whether he’ll reopen the restaurant. But he hasn’t given up yet.
In the meantime, fans of Gregoria’s erstwhile chef, Dania Gonzales, will find her at Radius Pizza in Hillsborough.
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