Taqueria troubles: The good news is that Silverio Guzman is determined to reopen his La India Bonita restaurant, which has been closed and boarded since August, when someone crashed through the 213 E. Main St. building with a car. The bad news is it won’t be easy to reopen in the same League City building where the restaurant had operated since 2000.

“A lot of people have been asking me, ‘What’s going on? They’re trying to help me,” Guzman said. “We’re working so hard, we hope to have answers.”

Laura Elder: 409-683-5248; laura.elder@galvnews.com.

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Ronnie Richards

The situation in League City with La India Bonita is very indicative of the challenges faced by small existing businesses in older buildings that want to expand or new businesses wanting to open in older existing buildings. The current codes make it so expensive and go beyond common sense needs. This business had plenty of parking even when there were 2 businesses there with the barber shop. It says the building was built in 1972. Incorrect, this was the old Dairy Dream in the 60’s and the heartbeat of social life for all the high school kids. The City needs to allow flexibility in their codes for old downtown. Come on P&Z help us out.

Craig Mason

I remember the dairy dream, used to ride my bike up there. I think the Woffords owned it in the early 70s.

Chuck DiFalco

I've enjoyed tacos there. But the place is and was a dump. Even though the business is not near any residences, I'm siding with Mr. Hoover on this issue. The business is not in the historic district. What historical significance does the building have? Nostalgia is not good enough. P&Z should NOT bend the zoning rules for La India Bonita.

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