BOONE — The Los Arcoiris Mexican restaurant at 175 Boone Heights Drive in Boone is planning to expand its space and add a new bar, according to a commercial building permit application filed with the town of Boone on April 3.

“For several years, people have been asking for a bar, some people walk out when they find out that we don’t have a bar,” said Alfredo Alvarez, co-owner of Los Arcoiris. “There’s been lots of comments from our customers that it would be great to have a bar.”

The goal is to turn the space into a sports bar, Alvarez said, with several televisions added so patrons can enjoy a variety of sports.

Alvarez said that the expansion, which will extend into 176 Boone Heights Drive, will add around 34 seats to Los Arcoiris. The estimated cost of the project, according to the application, is $15,000.

“We’re shooting for late May, maybe,” Alvarez said.

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