New Mexican Restaurant Opening Downtown

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VEHICLE.

AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR — TOLD YOU ABOUT A NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN THE OLD MARKET.

AS BRANDON SCOTT TELLS US — IT OPENS NEXT TUESDAY THANKS TO A LITTLE HELP.

FROM THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.

JESSICA, I DEFINITELY GOT HUNGRY DOING THIS STORY TODAY.

BUT I'M OUT OF LUCK, BECAUSE THE KITCHEN HERE ISN'T UP AND RUNNING YET.

BUT NEXT WEEK, THE KITCHEN WILL BE READY — LED BY AN OMAHA COUPLE — BORN IN MEXICO — WHO ARE BRINGING THEIR RECIPIES FROM GUADLAJARA TO THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN.

JOSE LIEB, OWNER, EL PARIAN BAR & GRILL: IT'S YOUR DREAM.

IF YOU DON'T FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAM, YOU DON'T DO YOUR DREAM.

AND NOW WE HAVE THE DREAM ALMOST READY.

JOSE LIEB'S DREAM IS THIS RESTAURANT — EL PARIAN — OPENING NEXT WEEK IN OMAHA'S OLD MARKET.

HE AND HIS WIFE CLAUDIA IMMIGRATED TO NEBRASKA FROM MEXICO NEARLY TWO DECADES AGO.

AND WHEN THEY DECIDED TO GO INTO THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS, WITH A MENU FILLED WITH THEIR FAVORITE FOODS FROM THEIR NATIVE GUADALAJARA, THEY TURNED TO THIS WOMAN FOR HELP.

MARTA SONIA LONDONO, NE DEPT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: ACTUALLY, I'M A NEW IMMIGRANT.

YOU CAN SEE FROM MY ACCENT, NO? BORN IN COLOMBIA, MARTA SONIA LONDONO MARRIED AN OMAHA ATTORNEY.

NOW, SHE HELPS HISPANIC SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NAVIGATE THE U.

S.

FINANCIAL SYSTEM AS A BUSINESS CONSULTANT FOR THE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

WITH HER GUIDANCE, SEVERAL LATINO ENTREPRE NEURS IN THE METRO, LIKE JOSE AND CLAUDIA, ARE FULFILLING THEIR AMERICAN DREAM.

MARTA SONIA LONDONO, NE DEPT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: HOW CAN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA HELP THESE SMALL BUSINESSES GET OFF THE GROUND? THERE ARE, FOR EXAMPLE, TAX BENEFITS, SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDITS, FOR EXAMPLE, THIS, THE PARIAN RESTAURANT, CAN APPLY FOR THIS BENEFIT WHEN YOU ARE INCREASING THE ASSETS OR YOU ARE CREATING NEW JOBS, YOU CAN RECEIVE UP TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE GROWTH OF THE BUSINESSES.

JOSE LIEB IS GRATEFUL FOR THAT HELP, WHICH HAS TURNED HIS IDEA FOR A RESTAURANT INTO A REALITY.

JOSE LIEB, OWNER, EL PARIAN BAR & GRILL: I'M PROUD OF THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING HERE.

YOU'RE PROUD.

YES, I'M PROUD.

AND THIS RESTAURANT IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN TUESDAY NIGHT, WITH A BIG, INVITATION- ONLY PARTY AND RIBBON-CUTTING.

REPORTING WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MIKE PLEWS, I'M BRANDON.

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