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Gustavo's Mexican Grill to open fourth location in Norton Commons

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By Amanda Manning

 Gustavo’s Mexican Grill is opening its fourth location in Norton Commons.

The popular Mexican restaurant announced on their Facebook page today that Gustavo’s Norton Commons is coming soon.

Oldham County business owner Gustavo Reyes said he hopes to open the new location by December in the former Citizen 7, at 10715 Meeting Street.

Reyes said he has friends who live in Norton Commons that have been asking him to open a restaurant there for the past seven years.

“I really like Norton Commons. I was waiting for the right time and this opportunity is,” Reyes said. “I think it’s a really perfect area to move.”

Reyes opened Gustavo’s Mexican Grill in Crestwood in 2010 after working in local restaurants. In 2015, he opened a second location in La Grange.

Reyes plans to build a new Gustavo’s Mexican Grill near Tractor Supply that will be nearly twice the size as the current La Grange location.

Gustavo’s Mexican Grill opened its newest location in Prospect in September 2016.

“I feel so happy and I’m so blessed to open another location,” he said. “It’s a good opportunity. I’m very excited.”

Reyes said he is considering opening a fifth location in either Middletown or Eminence.

“I want to open quality, I don’t want to open quantity,” Reyes said. “I want to grow, I want to perfect control and have a good restaurant.”

Reyes is known for giving back to the community through Oldham County Community Scholarships and fundraising nights.

When Reyes first came to Kentucky, he began as a low level worker at a restaurant called Fiesta Mexico in Nicholasville. He worked his way up to manager, before coming to Oldham County in 2004 where he has successfully expanded his restaurant.

Reyes thanked the community and his customers for the support over the years. 

“Thank you everybody for supporting my business and helping me to be here,” he said. “With my customers, I appreciate the support. If they didn’t support me, I would not be here.”