BOYLE HEIGHTS — Josefina Lopez is best known for her play, Real Women Have Curves, that was made into a 2002 movie. She aso founded CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights. Now, Lopez is apparently preparing for a new role: restaurant owner. She is opening Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina in the former First Street home of La Serenata de Garibaldi.
“My dream of owning and running a restaurant is coming true!” Lopez said on her Facebook page. “Can’t wait to host tons of parties, celebrations and form more Conga Lines.”
The Eastsider has contacted Lopez to find out more details about the Mexican restaurant, including when it will open.
The restaurant, which has been painted a bright shade “Purple Passion,” in the 1800 block of E. First Street is located about three blocks from Lopez’ theater. Casa Fina will fill the space once occupied by La Serenata de Garibaldi, which closed its original First Street location in January after 32 years in business.
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