A new Vietnamese restaurant is being proposed for San Juan Bautista.
The restaurant is undergoing planning review from the city and would be located at 404 and 406 Third St., according to planning commission documents.
Consideration of the restaurant’s application is on the agenda for the historic resources board and planning commission meetings scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at San Juan Bautista City Hall.
The city panels are reviewing a tenant improvement building application and minor historic alterations, because it’s being located inside an historic building, said Todd Kennedy, an associated planner for the city. The designation is being changed from retail/office to a restaurant.
“Because of the downtown area and to make sure we’re complying with applicable codes and all that, and also to make sure this has a good review process, it was staff’s determination to take this to the planning commission for review,” Kennedy said.
The item was heard last month and has a final review Tuesday. If approved, it would move forward with building permit reviews, Kennedy said.
Most of the proposed changes are for inside the building, with some “touch-up” paint work possible to the exterior.
Kennedy described the proposal as a Vietnamese bistro, “like a cafe-type restaurant.”
The applicant is listed as Anne Nguyen. There is no official name known for the restaurant quite yet.
Additionally on the agendas for Tuesday, the city is considering an Alcohol Beverage Control license for Hacienda De Leal at 410 The Alameda.