It has been a month since the previously known 801 East Main announced its temporary closure for remodeling and renovations. Little did we know, this meant so much more. If you have been following the previous @801eastmain Instagram account (now renamed @thepoorporker) you may be familiar with the new changes leading up to their “Back To Our Roots, A Re-opening Event.”
If you are feeling a little lost or didn’t tune in every day for the rollout of updates, here is a recap to keep you updated on one of our beloved and unique Lakeland businesses.
Previously, 801 East Main was not just the address but the branded name for the property on which The Poor Porker and Bar Calexico exist.
Robyn Wilson and her team have recently announced the rebrand with The Poor Porker becoming the main umbrella brand for her family of businesses, as well as announcing the newest brand addition of Las Espinas.
According to @thepoorporker: “We are getting back to our roots. We are The Poor Porker. 801 E. Main is simply our location. Our new taco truck and taqueria, Las Espinas, lives at The Poor Porker. As does our Bar Calexico, which is located inside the old service station.”
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Over the next few days, you’re going to start seeing some changes when it comes to our social media, but if this time we have spent closed has taught us anything — it’s to embrace cha-cha-changes! We’re getting back to our roots. We are The Poor Porker. 801 E. Main is simply our location. Our new taco truck and taqueria, Las Espinas lives at The Poor Porker. As does our Bar Calexico, which is located inside the old service station. So, the next time you’re inviting your friends to come see us, make sure to #SayOurNameSayOurName! We excited to see you all at The Poor Porker next Friday at our RE-OPENING! PC: @arlenemlaboy #AmourThePoorPorker #ThePoorPorker #LKLD #OutWithLocals #SmallBusiness #LocalLove #CommunityOverCompetition #LALToday #LocalIsLovely
They have also announced the Back To Our Roots, A Re-Opening Event as a series of events over the course of three days – October 19, 20, and 21. The new taco truck and taqueria, Las Espinas, will be serving tacos all three days along with warm beignets at The Poor Porker booth. They will also be gifting an exclusive koozie with the purchase of a beer to the first 30 guests each day. For more information on this event, visit here.
“We encourage everyone to come out at some point during the weekend to see the new changes, try our new tacos, or just have a drink with friends.” – @thepoorporker