Los Gallos closes downtown location; Greyland Gallery future also in question


A Mexican restaurant that opened downtown less than a year ago has closed, and an art and collectibles store, also downtown, is looking to liquidate its inventory through an online auction.

Los Gallos Authentic Mexican Restaurant and Sports Cantina closed its downtown location in the Valley Center — the former Plaza Parking Deck at 120 E. Boardman St. — a few days ago, said Mary Ann Gross, the company’s administrative assistant.

“The main problem is we’re on the wrong street,” she said. “It was a battle to get people to come to Boardman Street” from Federal Street, where most of the downtown restaurants are located.

Meanwhile, Greyland Gallery — which sells art, collectibles and furniture at 23 W. Boardman St. — is currently closed in preparation for an online auction that ends at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The future of the location will be determined sometime after the auction, said Rocco Sait, its owner.

Los Gallos, which opened in November 2013, did great business when the nearby Covelli Centre hosted major shows, Gross said. “But a concert every three to four months isn’t going to make” the business successful, she said.

Before Los Gallos, Cafe Cimmento, also a restaurant, operated out of that space for about seven years before closing in April 2013.

The building is owned by Higher Education Partners, a Providence, R.I., business, and partner of Eastern Gateway Community College, which is located at Valley Center.

HEP will look for another tenant for the Los Gallos spot, said Stephen M. Wynne, the company’s vice president of finance.

Los Gallos closed its Struthers location the same month it opened in Youngstown.

The business still operates in Austintown, Boardman, Howland, North Lima and Bedford.

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