Local Mexican food chain Cinco de Mayo’s owner Carlos Figueroa announced plans to take over the East Nashville restaurant space that housed former brunch destination Mad Donna’s. The NBJ reported yesterday that the new outpost slinging fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos at 1313A Woodland Street should open by June 1.
The local chain currently operates seven locations, with another one in the works in Hendersonville, but Figueroa told the NBJ he plans to shutter the Cummins Station within the year due to rising rent, as the lease runs out in the Gulch.
Popular brunch destination Mad Donna’s closed in 2016 after a ten-year run, then shifted to Wylee’s Cafe & Bar (and then Wylee’s on Woodland) before finally calling it quits in February 2017. Bar Rescue personality Jon Taffer and singer Sheryl Crow were both reportedly involved in the short-lived revamp.