Here's the straight scoop on the facts behind the Grand Opening of the new Mañana Restaurant. This was an incredible journey for this family and a stunning success for a collaboration of partners!

Mañana Restaurant: A Key Project of East Side Enterprise Center
Grand Opening Fact Sheet

December 13, 2018


  • Balmore Paiz (owner)
  • Rosario Diaz (founder)

Business Duration
: 13 years

New location: 798 7th St. E

Open date: July 5, 2018

Seating: 65 inside, 22 outside, 87 total (from 26 total)

Amenities: outdoor patio and bar

# of Employees: 14  -- New Jobs created: 7


Total Project Amount: Approximately $1 million    ---   Thanks to our lenders!

  • Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF)
  • Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
  • Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)
  • Star Grant – City of St. Paul
  • Star Loan – City of St. Paul
  • Historic St. Paul
  • BizRecycling


Business Partners:

  • CRF – Mary Yang, Tanner Bruhschwein, Levi Peterson
  • LEDC – John Flory
  • ESABA – Paris Dunning
  • Meda – Nick Wolff/Scott Ochsner
  • NDC – Perla Mayo
  • City of St. Paul – Dan Bayers
  • Historic St. Paul – Aaron Rubenstein
  • BizRecycling – Joel Andersen

Building/Construction Partners

  • Flannery – Gerry Flannery, John Noble,
  • Architects –
    • Peter Kramer
    • Kevin Conley

East Side Enterprise Center Projects


Services offered through the East Side Enterprise Center include meeting and event space for community organizations, leased warehouse space for food system businesses, access to a commercial kitchen at Kitchen on the Bluff an affiliated project located on 3rd Street. Business training and consulting services for East Side residents and business owners are provided through ESEC in a partnership between Latino Economic Development Center, African Economic Development Solutions, and Asian Economic Development Association. These services are funded in large part by a contract with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

As a result of ESEC development activities, significant financial investments have been made on the East Side in the past four years. Latino Economic Development Center has provided financing for 15 East Side clients totaling $1.5 million. This financing has leveraged an additional $3 million in public and private financing to support business development on the East Side during that period.

The following business projects have benefitted from financing packages secured through ESEC:

  • The East Side Enterprise Center
  • CentroMex
  • Kitchen on the Bluff
  • Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative
  • Twin Cities Mobile Market
  • Mañana Restaurant
  • Las 3 B Auto
  • Otra Cocina
  • Bymore building
  • El Guanaco Restaurant
  • Taqueria Los Ocampo
  • Seagrade
  • Amazing Dining Services
  • Mexitalian Pizza
  • The Barber School