North Chattanooga restaurant Embargo 62 is moving half a block to a bigger space with better parking.

Once that happens, ownersDanny and Brittany Alcala are turning the old space into a new bar.

“We’ve been a bit cramped in our current kitchen, so we are excited about being able to stretch out a bit and offer our customers some new menu items,”Danny said in a prepared statement. “We also know how much convenient parking will be appreciated.”

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There will be 60 parking spots in the back of the restaurant, he also said.

The new location is slated to open in late fall at the corner ofManning Street and Cherokee Boulevard at 325 Cherokee Blvd.

The move will free up the current location for a new concept the Alcalas have been thinking on for a few months. The new bar concept in the old space is expected to open in 2018.

“If you’ve been to our restaurants, you know we like to have fun,” Danny said.“Our new bar will not disappoint in the fun factor.”

The Alcalas are expanding their flagship Embargo 62 footprint in Chattanooga to prepare for growth. They plan to take the Embargo 62 brand to other cities, including Nashville and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Embargo 62 serves authentic Cuban street food fare and craft cocktails, and the bar features more than 70 rums from around the world.

Visitors can also enjoy Salsa Night, live music brunches and pig roasts.

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