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La Lupita Continues Expansion, Construction Begins on Lenoir City Location

Leon Williams Contractors begins construction on third location for Hispanic grocery & restaurant


LENOIR CITY, Tenn. Oct. 30, 2014 — Leon Williams Contractors, a commercial construction company serving East Tennessee, has begun construction on a new La Lupita, an East Tennessee Hispanic restaurant and store, in Lenoir City. The ground-up construction for the new site, located at 510 West Broadway Street, will feature a grocery store, restaurant and Laundromat.

“This is third store we have opened in the East Tennessee area, and we are excited to have a brand new store for the Lenoir City community,” said Maria Cornejo, co-owner of La Lupita. “We have been working with Leon Williams Contractors for eight years and they have been a part of every La Lupita build and will be in the future, so we are grateful to have them on board again.”

Currently La Lupita is in a leased space in Lenoir City, but Maria and Manuel were ready to have a permanent location in the area. In addition to the new location, there are also stores in Maryville and Loudon.

Renowned for its baked goods, La Lupita has become a namesake for authentic Hispanic cuisine in the region. The new retail space will feature 5100 square feet of store and restaurant, in addition to 2100 square feet of a Laundromat that will be adjacent to the food offerings.

“The new location is a great opportunity for us to showcase our food that are a large part of our heritage, and many others’ in the community,” said Cornejo.

Leon Williams Contractors broke ground on the third location in Fall 2014, and projects it to be completed by April 2015.

“Work is underway and we are making progress on getting the new La Lupita up as quickly as possible,” said Jimmy Hawkins, senior partner. “La Lupita means a lot to the communities it serves, so we are excited to help Manuel and Maria expand its reach to the people of Lenoir City.”

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