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East Brown Cow Welcomes Baja-Style Dining to Zero Canal Plaza

East Brown Cow and Malone Commercial Brokers are excited to announce the arrival of a new Baja California-style taco restaurant, Taco A Go Go, to Zero Canal Plaza in Portland, ME. Taco A Go Go has signed a 10-year lease for the centrally located 1,350-square-foot space and will be opening its doors to the public this summer.

Inspired by the coastal cuisine of the Baja California peninsula, Taco A Go Go will offer a fresh dining experience with locally sourced ingredients. The fast casual taco spot will feature a tequila-focused cocktail program alongside its menu of tacos, tortas, and rotating specials. Taco A Go Go is the newest restaurant from the owners behind some of Portland’s most popular establishments, including Nosh, CBG, Bramhall, Paper Tiger, Roma, and the upcoming Continental Restaurant. The centrality of the Zero Canal building, along with its expansive outdoor seating along Canal Plaza, will provide an inviting atmosphere for visitors to enjoy Taco A Go Go’s bright, flavorful menu.

"Taco A Go Go combines distinctive recipes from the West Coast with local ingredients from the East Coast,” says Mike Fraser, owner of Taco A Go Go. “We are excited for the opportunity to bring this coast-to-coast concept to Portland where our surfer-inspired restaurant will offer a fun, vibrant twist on the city's culinary scene. "East Brown Cow has owned and managed Zero Canal Plaza since its completion in 2017. Developed in keeping with the larger vision for the revitalization of the Canal Plaza block, Zero Canal Plaza features an artistic, sculptural exterior that sets it apart from its surroundings. The building was designed with restaurant or retail tenants in mind, with an open-concept interior and floor-to-ceiling windows. Ideally situated in a high-traffic, high-visibility area between Portland’s downtown and the historic Old Port, Zero Canal Plaza leverages its proximity to and foot traffic from the busy office buildings in Canal Plaza.

"We are thrilled to welcome Taco A Go Go to Zero Canal Plaza," said Tim Soley, President and CEO of East Brown Cow. "Since the enhancement of the Canal Plaza Block, East Brown Cow has worked to curate an active, dynamic destination through the careful selection of our tenants. We believe Taco A Go Go’s presence will add to the vibrancy of the Canal Plaza block and will soon become a popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike."

Taco A Go Go is scheduled to open its doors this summer between the hours of 11AM-11PM. Menus and additional information will be made available in the coming weeks.

The lease was brokered by Joe Malone and Jennifer Small of Malone Commercial Brokers.

East Brown Cow and Malone Commercial Brokers are also pleased to be offering for lease ground floor retail spaces in the adjacent One Canal Plaza property in downtown Portland, Maine. One Canal is currently under development and will be thoroughly reimagined through a $10+ million capital improvement investment and the work of internationally renowned architect, Moshe Safdie.


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