Recently, Marcos Fernandez, restaurateur and owner of Nineteen61, announced the closing of the D’Lucas location as we know it at 1037 Dixieland Mall Lane in Lakeland.

“Our Dixieland D’Lucas location was never supposed to be a long-term D’Lucas operation because of the nature of the building, like the lack of indoor seating. We used this opportunity to test the market and have now learned that our customers love D’Lucas and want more of an experience. We want to give them just that, so we are ready to look for a new D’Lucas location.

In the meantime, we are excited to now use the Dixieland building and kitchen to take on a variety of larger-scale catering events, such as the recurring SUN ‘n FUN event. We also look forward to hosting cooking classes and find other creative ways to engage with our customers,” says Marcos.

On October 16, Marcos plans to launch lunch service from Nineteen61 with D’Lucas-inspired menu items. Lunch at Nineteen61 will offer some of the same online ordering services as D’Lucas.

Marcos is also excited to announce the return of his coveted Sunday Brunch on November 4!