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Street taqueria to open on ground floor of six-story midtown building

Manny Jacabo flips signs to draw the attention of passers-by to the new Eviva Midtown development, an urban mixed-use apartment development at 16th and N Streets in Sacramento.
Manny Jacabo flips signs to draw the attention of passers-by to the new Eviva Midtown development, an urban mixed-use apartment development at 16th and N Streets in Sacramento. Ed Andersen

A street taco bar is expected to open this fall in a ground-level corner space at Eviva Midtown, a six-story mixed-use project at 16th and N streets in midtown.

JLL vice presidents of retail John Brecher and Dave White confirmed that about 2,500 square feet of space was leased for a taco bar, to be called La Taquiza Street Taco Bar. JLL's parent company Sequoia Equities purchased Eviva Midtown last September for $53 million.

The eatery is being opened by Mauricio De La Rosa, who owns La Garnacha taqueria at 16th and U streets. La Taquiza has already been drumming up interest on Instagram, teasing its opening in a series of posts over the last month. "The best of Mexico City is coming to midtown," one post reads. It's expected to be open in 4 to 6 months, White said.

Eviva Midtown's 118 modular apartment units were finished in 2016, but Sequoia Equities and development company Integral Communities have been slow to fill 5,200 square feet of retail space with tenants. Jimmy John's is the only tenant to move in so far.

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