When Mike Randolph originally aimed to open a Mexican gastropub in the Delmar Loop, Publico, the project was beset by delays — extensive renovations to the space, which previously housed a hair salon, pushed the opening back from his initial plan of July 2014 all the way until late February of this year.
But when Randolph said he was closing his beloved nearby pizzeria, The Good Pie, at the end of June to open in its place a more accessible Italian joint called Randolfi's, he didn't waste a minute. He announced the plan in May and kept the schedule he'd outlined, closing for just one month before promptly reopening the brand-new spot last night. It's been a remarkable turnaround.
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