When the bigger, newer building became available in late March, Norma Garcia saw an opportunity.
The new spot, which is a few blocks from the original location at 2345 N. Broadway, offers the restaurant’s customers twice as many seats.
“We slowly outgrew the place,” Garcia said. “We knew it was time for a upgrade.”
Family Cafe, owned by JR and Vickie Shurtz, closed in March after 31 years in business. Their original building was torn down in 2010 and replaced with the existing building.
Gorditas Norma serves authentic Mexican dishes like tortas, burritos, tacos and flautas, but its specialty is corn and flour gorditas, which are patties stuffed with things like meat, potatoes, beans and more. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.