From Daily Republic // Feb. 25, 2006
By Ian Thompson
SUISUN CITY - The man who originally opened Main 627 years ago plans to bring the restaurant back to life, hopefully by the end of March.
That is good news for patrons of the popular restaurant in Old Town Suisun City which abruptly closed in early February.
Ismael Guillen, who now runs the Villa Romano in Napa, took out business permits in Suisun City Hall earlier this week and plans to reopen the doors as soon as the paperwork goes through.
Guillen opened Main 627 15 years ago, but sold the restaurant to Joel Tavizon, his nephew, and Emilio Barajas a little under two years ago. In October 2005, Barajas sold his portion of the restaurant to Tavizon.
Since then, Guillen concentrated his efforts on running his restaurant in Napa, Villa Romano, but still retained ownership of the building where Main 627 is located.
The Feb. 7 closing stunned locals who said the restaurant was one of the classiest stops on Main Street. Some wondered what to do with gift certificates they had for the restaurant.
It also came at the same time Suisun City redevelopment leaders were cranking up efforts to economically rejuvenate the west side of Main Street by bringing in a master developer to build on several city-owned vacant lots.
Guillen will run Main 627 the same way he runs Villa Romano, offering upscale Italian-style cuisine, but will keep much of the restaurant the same in appearance, he said.
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