WILMINGTON — Wilmington residents may soon have the opportunity to listen to a live mariachi band right here in town.
At a meeting on Nov. 27, the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve a request by Pancho’s Cantina to host mariachi performers on its slower business days, contingent upon approval by the building inspector.
Restaurant owner and liquor license manager Fonzi Chavez explained that there are a few potential groups, and that any chosen would walk around the restaurant and play their instruments and sing. The acts would range from one performer to a group of three to four.
“It’s something unique, something different, and I do support it,” said Selectman Michael McCoy.
“I think it’s great, I can’t remember the last time we had a mariachi band in town,” added Selectman Greg Bendel.
Town Manager Jeffrey Hull noted that there is a requirement that, if the capacity exceeds 125, including staff, a licensed crowd control manager would need to be present during the time of the performance. The restaurant capacity is 150, with seating for 125.