New mexican restaurant coming to River Trace Lane, and more in building permits

Well, it appears we finally have a few clues as to the mystery Mexican-styled restaurant coming to the former Max and Erma’s on River Trace Lane.

Rocas Mexican Grill filed for a building permit on Sept. 13 for a remodel of the former Max and Erma’s site. Rocas currently has two West Virginia locations and one in Virginia. If they intend to occupy, the Chillicothe site would be its initial foray into Ohio.

The regional chain bills itself as “premier destination for all your ‘South of the Border’ favorites. We pride ourselves in serving only the freshest, most delicious, authentic Mexican Cuisine.”

No word yet on when they may open the location for business.

Also in the building permit report are permits for Nourse Auto’s Western Avenue location, Fifty West’s downtown location, and “Pasture and Vines,” which is a concept moving into the former home of the Good Shepherd Anglican Church at 90 N. Paint St. We’ve heard plans are still in formation for that venture. The Mighty Children’s Museum is using that space during the holiday for a toy pop-up shop.

There are plenty of other fun morsels inside the report, which you can read here.

As a service, the Chamber is pleased to share as much information as we can provide. Click the links to see commercial building permits for Chillicothe and Pike and Ross counties. This information will be updated on a monthly basis.