el patron opens chamber

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Sylva location of El Patron Mexican Restaurant at 86 W. Main St. on Cinco de Mayo, May 5. They will have all of their longtime menu items, plus a few new specials. There are larger seating areas, a bar and an outdoor patio, plus extensive parking in the rear of the building.

The old location (170 Walmart Plaza) will reopen as El Patron Express. El Patron is open from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information or for takeout orders, call 586-8805 or visit at www.ElPatronSylva.com.

From left are Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Matt Saenger, Marne Harris, Patrick Dowling, El Patron’s Jesus Jalomo, Luz Lopez, owner Jose Lopez, James Messer, Maxine Messer, Jackson County Economic Development Director Tiffany Henry, Ambassadors Laurie Bryson, Michele Smith and  Chelsea Allman and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Donaldson.