St. Pete's Red Mesa will open second 'Mercado' location at the old Two Graces

The group also unveiled its new 'Quatro' food truck outside Webb's City Cellar.

click to enlarge Red Mesa Mercado first opened at 1100 1st Ave. N next to Green Bench Brewing Co., where it's served drive-by style Mexi-Cali cuisine since 2014. - Photo via redmesamercado1/Facebook
Photo via redmesamercado1/Facebook
Red Mesa Mercado first opened at 1100 1st Ave. N next to Green Bench Brewing Co., where it's served drive-by style Mexi-Cali cuisine since 2014.
It hasn't been a month since Two Graces closed, and Tampa Bay already knows what's moving in.

Today, Red Mesa Group announced plans to open a second "Mercado" location at 6001 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, where Two Graces, and the Reading Room before that, once operated.

The second Mercado plans to open this winter and will be modeled after the original Red Mesa Mercado first opened at 1100 1st Ave. N next to Green Bench Brewing Co., where it's served drive-by style Mexi-Cali cuisine since 2014.

That's not the only news out of Red Mesa Group.

After kicking around its Quatro concept for the last two years of the pandemic, the group now has a new food truck under the moniker parked outside Webb's City Cellar and Green Bench.

A press release says, "Unlike Red Mesa Groups’ previous concepts, Quatro will not serve Mexican or Latin American inspired fare, but rather classic Americana cuisine with a St. Pete spin."
click to enlarge Red Mesa's new Quatro food truck parked outside Webb's City Cellar and Green Bench. - Photo c/o Red Mesa Group
Photo c/o Red Mesa Group
Red Mesa's new Quatro food truck parked outside Webb's City Cellar and Green Bench.

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