What a year…

I have an eight year old daughter whom I love more than anything. When I think about her life thus far I enjoy all the memories we have had together over the years, but at the exact same time it seems like it was just yesterday when I first laid eyes on her at Swedes. In some ways, this past year at Lucha has been similar. We opened this restaurant one month after signing the lease. I said to myself that if they can do on TV in a week why can’t we do it in a month. We made that opening date and officially opened our doors on August 6, 2013. Our first few months were quite the learning experience. It’s amazing how life can take from the peak to the lowest valley in a couple hours. Thankfully I was surrounded by a loving (not to mention really smart and understanding) wife and a fantastic staff. As a team, we really embraced the idea of Lucha. Many people have asked me about that name over the past year and I always say the same thing – to us Lucha means that we get up every morning and fight to do our best for our guests. It isn’t always pretty, and it rarely is easy, but if it was easy everyone would do it (as my father says).

It’s been a year now and we still have 16 of those original staff members working here. I am very proud of that. We have also been able to do some of the very things that we set out to do when we opened Lucha in the first place. We have been able to host numerous baby showers, engagement parties, bridal showers, and get-together’s for many of you. I love it every single time a guest chooses to host their friends and family at Lucha. We have also been able to partner with many local groups for their promotions and events. Running a business is great, but knowing that the business is making a positive difference in the community is awesome. It’s part of our mission statement (there is a whole blog post about that if you are interested).

So now we start year two. Thank you to everyone who has given us the opportunity to serve them. We really do appreciate it. For those of you who might be reading this and haven’t been in yet, I hope that we can host you soon. We have many exciting things planned for this second year. It’s gonna be fun. I hope you all come along for the ride.


Joshua Binning

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