Old, new in spotlight as businesses in Nyssa transition

The staff of Las Esmeraldas gather to celebrate their opening: Tiffany Kinnard, Mariah Delafuente, Gizelle Cabanilla, Jorge Barrientos, Marco Barrientos, Maria Good. Not pictured: Esmeralda Barrientos. (Submitted photo/Susan Barton)

NYSSA – Everything old is new again is the theme of this article as new businesses open in buildings with a long history in town.

• This Friday, Oct. 1, a new restaurant in town, La Esmeraldas, will hold its grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. The restaurant is located at the old Twilight Café building, 212 Main St.

The owners of the restaurant are Jorge and Esmeralda Barrientos. Jorge has 12 years of experience in the restaurant business, including catering.

The menu is a traditional one, with new items being added. Taco Tuesday is a standard, with BBQ ribs one of their specialties. Dine . . .