After more than three months of preparation and planning, Giron’s restaurant could re-open as early as this week at 3740 Grand Blvd. in Brookfield. Reached at the restaurant last week, owner Faustino Giron said he’s excited to re-open his doors after moving from the restaurant’s former location on Broadway Avenue in April.
Initially, Giron hoped to open his new restaurant by May 1, but dealays getting permits and final inspections from the village forced him to put off the opening for a couple of months, he said.
“A lot of people have been stopping by,” said Giron, who came to Brookfield in 2007 after spending 25 years as a chef with Barone’s Pizza. “We have a lot of steady customers.”
Giron said he decided to move the restaurant, because the cost of renovating his former space would just be too costly.
“The building was too old,” he said. “Everything here is brand new.”
The restaurant is a family affair, with Giron as the principal chef, though his wife, Maria, handles some of the cooking chores as well. Giron’s son, Mike, is the pizza specialist, while sons Calvin and Tino manage the bar. His daughter, Kenia, manages the dining room.
Giron’s will seat about 50 people and will be open seven days a week, said Giron.
On Sunday, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page, “We are in the home stretch! Thank you to all that came out to our open house. Final announcement to come in a few days.”
– Bob Uphues