Two Wellington Mexican Restaurants are experiencing owner changeovers

first_imgChelle Klein, new owner of El Chili Verde.Mi Casita takes over where La Fiesta used to be.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — As required by law, the Wellington City Council approved the re-issuing of Cereal Malt Beverages licenses for two Mexican Restaurants in town because those businesses are experiencing ownership changes.La Fiesta Restaurant in Wellington is no more. The business was recently bought by Sonia and Jose Lozano. The restaurant has been renamed Mi Casita Inc. Restaurant (meaning little house) located at 1104 North A Street.In downtown Wellington, JoAnn Buckman, who has been the owner of El Chili Verde, a venerable family restaurant in downtown for 20 years, is leasing the business over to her former employee Chelle Klein, who will become the business owner. Buckman said she will help her husband run the Manilla Liquor Store and spend more time with her family.“I’m not retiring,” Buckman said.last_img read more