The owners of Poblanos Mexican Grill are opening their second Columbia County location on Tuesday.
Poblanos will initially employ 18 to 20 workers at 341 Baston Road, said owner Tony Onate, who also owns the three Augusta area Monterrey Mexican restaurants.
Its a growing area. On this side, you dont have a whole lot of restaurants, Mr. Onate said. Its in a great location. Its on the corner, so its pretty visible.
The 5,000-square foot Baston Road building was formerly the location of Loco's Grill and Pub.
Mr. Onate and his brother, Juan Onate, opened their first Poblanos restaurant in 2005 at 7005 Evans Town Center Blvd. They also have one in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Poblanos serves Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican cuisine.