Once home to the restaurant Country Boys, the space at 568 4th Avenue on the corner of 16th Street opened back in May under new ownership — but the same old Country Boys awning — only to be shut down by the health department after a single day. By June, though, they were back in business, complete with a new name, Boqueroncito, a spanking new red-and-white awning, and a new menu.
From what we’ve heard, last week that menu became a point of contention between Fidel, the enthusiastic young man at the helm of Boqueroncito, and his sole financier — his father, Euesbio.
It turns out that dad’s not been pleased with his son’s stewardship, blaming Boqueroncito’s lack of customers on food deemed insufficiently Mexican. On Friday things came to a head, and after an argument, Fidel walked out. By end of day, a “for sale” sign was on the door.
On Saturday morning, there was a glimmer of hope, as father and son once again faced each other across the restaurant’s counter.
But it seems that, at least for now, the two have failed to reconcile their differences. As of today, Boqueroncito is still shuttered and for sale.