From Daily Republic // April 5, 2006
By Ian Thompson
SUISUN CITY - Two months after it unexpectedly closed, one of Old Town's popular restaurants, Main 627, quietly reopened its doors to customers Monday.
"We wanted to set up everything first," said owner Ismael Guillen of the quiet reopening.
Guillen originally opened Main 627 15 years ago. He sold the restaurant to a cousin and another person who simply closed the doors on Feb. 7 without paying employees or suppliers.
Guillen retook control the restaurant shortly after it closed. He took out business permits and brought in staff from his other restaurant, which he has run for 17 years.
The restaurant's upstairs bar has yet to open and Guillen is offering Italian fare very similar to what he offers the patrons of his popular Napa restaurant Villa Romano.
"I really love Suisun City," Guillen said of why he reopened Main 627. "I have been here and I grew up here."
Aside from upscale Italian fare, Guillen plans to offer live music upstairs from Thursday through Sunday nights, he said. He is also planning a formal grand opening within a month.
The reopening of Main 627 comes at an auspicious time for Suisun City right on the eve of the city council's approval of an agreement with Main Street West development firm to bring more commercial development to Old Town.
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