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El Rodeo

The future home of an El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant is in the 300 block of East High Street in Carlisle. 

A new El Rodeo restaurant will anchor the corner of a busy Carlisle intersection.

The restaurant will be at 398 E. High St., which is at the intersection of East High and Spring Garden streets, and will include a liquor license, according to Thomas J. Mallios of Commercial Realty Group, which handled the transaction.

The liquor privileges are being transferred from the El Rodeo restaurant at 853 N. Hanover St., which Mallios said will be closed.

The building on High Street was previously a real estate office, and had been a 7-Eleven store in the 1990s.

The sale includes the former 7-Eleven as well as a larger building to the rear at 8 S. Spring Garden St., which had been a martial arts studio and is being taken down.

Mallios said it will be a couple of months until the restaurant opens.

Plans for the project have yet to go before Carlisle’s planning commission, according to Michael Skelly, the borough’s planning/zoning/codes manager.

“They are working through design issues and hope to have a plan in the next few weeks,” Skelly said.

Previously, former planning/zoning/codes manager Bruce Koziar said limited parking at the site would need a variance from the borough’s zoning hearing board if the existing buildings were to be used as-is for a restaurant. Demolishing and rebuilding the site with additional parking would also be an option.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.