Originally Posted by durangojo
ther must be no air on your planet...sorry, i just gotta say this.....are you friggin' nuts to open a restaurant on the border? you may as well just paint a bullseye on yourself....just let me know where to send the flowers or a charity donation...you sure about this? i have passed through nogales many, many times on our way to san carlos or bahia kino...you notice, i said passed through, as in did not stop, never, ever, even to go to the bathroom. friends, people i know and ourselves go as quickly through nogales as we can, and never at night. the locals are packing up and the tourists don't hang out. did you inherit the place or something? are you or your wife mexican? not that it matters to the cartels...it's right up there with juarez, tijuana and nuevo laredo for drug violence......why not go across the border to nogales, arizona...least there you would have a fighting chance.....maybe you should name it 'comida pasada'.....
bueno suerte, for sure...okay, sunday sermon over
Thank you for the sermon Joey... although I do appreciate your concern. Nogales is not as bad as it seems, yes; drug violence rate went up the last 3 years, but it has come down a little and it is not as bad. I am mexican (from Nogales) and my wife is also mexican and so is my whole family and locals are not packing up, there are new businesses opening everyday and we cannot be afraid of doing stuff because of drug violence.
My restaurant will be on a very nice part of town, I have the best college right next to me, also Daher-Socata which is a french aerospace company, Master Lock and Black & Decker are next to me... there has not been 1 report of violence aroundt here.
Usually drug violence is between cartels, sure sometimes civilians get caught in the middle of their war, but usually they just kill each other.
The thought of opening in Nogales, AZ was up there and it is still up there, but I am not a US Citizen, or legal resident or anything of that matter so Legally I cannot open a business in Nogales, AZ.