SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he’s currently awaiting approval from a lender and county officials to expand the current structure.
“We’re adding an extension to the building, which should bring our square footage from less than 2,000 square feet to 4,500 square feet,” said Pedraza. “We’ll be adding a patio and parking lot as well.” He said the current structure will be rewired and new plumbing will be installed.
Pedraza is concerned by supply chain issues and is planning accordingly. He said that some of the equipment he needs to order is taking up to four months to be delivered. “Freezers used to take six to eight weeks for delivery, now it’s taking several months,” said Pedraza. “I’m ordering things like that now so that they’ll be here by the time we open this summer.”
He looks forward to welcoming locals and tourists to the new location as soon as possible. “I think Morelia Mexican Restaurant in Surry will be successful just like Luca in Prince George because we are all about supporting the community,” he said.
In addition to Luca Italian Restaurant in Prince George, Pedraza and his wife, Carmen Pedraza, also own Luca Italian Restaurant in South Hill, Morelia Mexican Restaurant in Prince George, Cesare’s Restaurant in Chesterfield and Three Guys Italian Restaurant in Franklin.