- The construction will be completed in two phases.
- The second story will feature an 840 square foot mezzanine that will be located directly above the bar and will feature outdoor seating and a fireplace
- The project also features a below ground 768 square foot wine cellar with an open patio.
HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — With construction of the Mama Carpino’s second location well underway, officials confirmed the restaurant is scheduled to open in summer 2020.
The new location will be on the corner of Juniper Street and Eighth Avenue across from Civic Plaza Park and the Civic Plaza 12 theater.
“The 16,850-square-foot building has locals eagerly awaiting a taste of Italy,” the City of Hesperia said.
The construction will be completed in two phases. Phase one is proposed to be a two-story 9,950 square foot restaurant that will feature a bar, wine cellar, outside mezzanine, and service deli and phase two will be a 6,900 square foot banquet room, according to the approved application.
It has been nearly two years that the City of Hesperia Planning Commission approved and adopted the application for the restaurant after conducting a public hearing on March 8, 2018.
The owner, Tom Carpino, currently owns and operates the successful Mama Carpino’s Italian restaurant located at 22010 Highway 18 in the Town of Apple Valley.
The 9,950 square-foot restaurant building is planned to feature a 1,840 square foot formal sit down restaurant, a 1,150 square foot walk-up deli, an 840 square foot bar and a 480 square foot conference room on the main floor.
The second story will feature an 840 square foot mezzanine that will be located directly above the bar and will feature outdoor seating and a fireplace, documents reveal.
The project also features a below ground 768 square foot wine cellar with an open patio. Access to the wine cellar will be from an outdoor stairway that is planned to be located within an enclosed patio near the front entrance.
As proposed, the restaurant is planned to accommodate approximately 225 patrons. The deli is planned as a quick-serve deli that would be open for mostly takeout until 5:00 p.m.
The banquet facility which would be constructed during phase 2 of the project would host various types of private events, such as, wedding receptions, quinceaneras, birthdays, and other similar conference/meeting type events. The banquet room is planned to accommodate approximately 350 patrons.
The restaurant will provide all of the 136 parking spaces during phase 1, affording 5 surplus spaces at full build-out.
There are three purposed points of entry to the restaurant; an extended driveway that leads to the front entrance of the restaurant via a roundabout where customers will be able to drop off and pick up passengers or continue to the parking areas, a second driveway approach is proposed off of Juniper Street, which will provide primary access and parking for the service deli and a third driveway approach is proposed off of Yucca Street (a vacated alley) and is the primary driveway for service vehicles.
The proposed building is well designed and includes architectural attributes that include variation in wall and roof planes and the use of tile roofs. Walls are enhanced using decorative concrete, tile, stacked stone, windows with wrought-iron bars and grids, trellises, decorative columns, sconces, and other enhancements.
In addition, the overall site design provides several areas for open space, courtyards, and open patios that enhance the site design.
Construction is currently in phase 1 on the over 2-acre land. Stay tuned for more details on the opening date.