Birrieria Ocotlan’s Commercial Avenue Storefront to Undergo Repairs

The storefront will close down for the duration, but current plans are to reopen.
Birrieria Ocotlan’s Commercial Avenue Storefront to Undergo Repairs
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Birrieria Ocotlan, “the original Birria of Chicago,” will close down its Commercial Avenue location on February 13th, with plans to reopen after renovations and repairs to the building have been made, reports Block Club Chicago.

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The shop announced the impending closure over social media noting, “We’ll be back soon with a new look, the same recipe, and love in every dish and taco de Birria. See you soon. Thank you!”

Birrieria Ocotlan was founded by Ramon Reyes in 1972 and is named for Reyes’ hometown of Ocotlan, Jalisco.

Today, his son Andres Reyes operates the business, which has two locations, the original Commercial Ave. spot and a storefront on 106th Street. The latter will remain open while the former will close down and likely reopen at an undisclosed time.

Reyes told Block Club Chicago he will play the reopening timeline by ear as the building is in need of extensive repairs. He also shared he isn’t prepared to call the work a “remodel.” He is considering a remodel, expansion, or rebrand for the location on 106th, he also told the publication.

Find Birrieria Ocotlan online to learn more.

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Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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