Enormous building next to Mac’s becoming a taco restaurant. In the back will likely be a barbershop and speakeasy

Enormous building next to Mac’s becoming a taco restaurant. In the back will likely be a barbershop and speakeasy
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Right next to Mac’s Speed Shop in South End is an enormous building that will house a taco restaurant named Southbound. Plans also call for a barbershop and speakeasy — although exact plans remain secretive.

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The partners of the Mac’s restaurants bought the property in 2014 for $1.3 million, according to property records. Significant renovations have been taking place for the past few months.

Southbound will compete with Bakersfield, Hot Taco and Superica (opening soon at the Design Center) in drawing the South End Tex-Mex crowd that loves tacos and margaritas.

Southbound’s main dining area will be in the middle of the huge building. The interior features a cupola and old shipping containers.

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Future patio at Southbound.

In addition to Southbound, permits have been pulled for a “Speakeasy & Barbershop.” This approximately 2,500 square foot space is located in the back of the building (away from South Boulevard).

It’s unclear whether this will be a working barbershop with a hidden speakeasy or a bar with a barbershop theme. It’s shrouded in mystery and a source close to the project admitted, “Yes, it sounds crazy to me too.”

Mac’s ownership declined to comment in detail to the Agenda. More to come on this project.

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Barbershop and speakeasy side of the building.

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