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7 sisters join together to create Don Seby’s Restaurant

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

A childhood dream has become a relaity for seven sisters.

Don Seby’s Restaurant, located at 1250 S. 9th St., will open its doors to customers with a grand opening Sunday (Dec. 12).The restaurant will serve authentic Chihuahua style Mexican food.

The sisters are Aurora Soto, Armida Soto, Isabel Soto, Cindy Tapia, Maribel Soto, Sandra Soto and Monica Soto, all of whom bring their own skills together to create the restaurant.

Tapia said the dream started many years ago, when they were children. “We were going to have a business and all sisters were going to have the business together. So that was just kind of a dream,” she said. “When we saw the building was up for sale, it slowly kind of became a talk, and we all got together and we thought ‘Can we do it?’ and so we said, ‘Yeah, we can do it’ and it just happened.”

Work on the building, which was formerly Mama Jo’s Steakhouse and other businesses, took a year to complete.

“We had to fix the roof, there was a lot of leaks,” said Tapia. “(It was) damaged inside, it was quite a mess, it was a definition of a fixer-upper.”

But now, bold colors and decorations adorn the walls. Some tables and chairs are still being used while others are being bought, and tablecloths are coming to add to the festive nature.

The food will speak for itself as well – no TexMex, just authentic Mexican food. Among items will include Enchiladas, tacos, Chile Colorado, flautas, gorditas, and mole.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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