A new Mexican restaurant is currently being built at 35 E. Church St, according to Economic Development Director Alan Kyger.
Piñata, a Cincinnati based restaurant, is having its interior plans reviewed by the City of Oxford and a liquor license is being processed through the state. Since the interior plans have not been approved by the city yet, there is no complete timetable set for the restaurant to open its doors. With its construction, Piñata will be the third Mexican restaurant in Oxford, along with El Burrito Loco and Fiesta Charra.
At the Jan. 17 City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Keebler announced the council’s plans to study and review the term limits of the city’s boards and commissions. Currently, there are no term limits for members of the boards and commissions, according to Kyger. However, the council has experienced issues with members being on these boards for more than a decade.
“The council wants to see if it is detrimental to the community if there are no term limits for the boards and commissions,” Kyger said.
There are term limits for members of the City Council, however. A member can serve two consecutive four-year terms, then must sit out a term before returning to the council.