Two downtown Salt Lake City restaurants may look as if they are closed, but their owners say they are simply undergoing remodeling and repairs.
Zy Food Wine and Cheese, at 268 S. State St., closed this weekend for a remodel, Chef/owner Matthew Lake said Monday.
Lake is hoping to make a 72-hour turn-around and reopen later this week as a new Mexican restaurant, called Alamexo.
It's a coming home of sorts for Lake who was the chef at Rosa Mexicano in New York City for several years.
"It's just a change, not a closure," he said in a telephone interview, with construction equipment blaring in the background. " We'll offer the same level of service with a new menu."