The city of Lynn’s License Commission has voted to approve the transfer of a beer-and-wine license to Lupita at 18-20 Munroe St, a 48-seat Mexican-style eatery, formerly home to the Pho Lynn restaurant, which opened in September but did not have the necessary license to sell beer and wine.
Since then, it has operated under the so-called “brown bag” provision that allows patrons to bring their own beer and wine.
On Tuesday, with formalities resolved, Lupita owner Erasmo Guevara received the license previously held by Pho Lynn restaurant owner Thuy Diem Le, reported by the Lynn Daily Item.
Guevara and his wife, Francesca Cabrera, have owned and operated the popular but smaller Tacos Lupita restaurant at the corner of Munroe and Washington streets for several years.
Given its success, the couple decided to expand by adding the larger restaurant where lunch and dinner are served in a more elegant, slower-paced atmosphere.