Cancun, Q. Roo, Mexico (PRWEB) February 3, 2006
Carlos ‘n Charlie are rested, recuperated and ready to party. Following the devastation of Hurricane Wilma, many predicted that Cancun’s recovery process could take up to a full year; but the quick reopening of the tourist town's World Famoso restaurant concept, Carlos ‘n Charlie’s, is proof that the area is back on its feet.
Owned and operated by Cancun-based Grupo Anderson’s, Mexico’s largest restaurant company, Carlos ‘n Charlie’s re-opened Jan. 20, following repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Wilma. The powerful category 4 storm slammed into Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula more than three months ago, wreaking havoc on this tourist-dependent region.
About 80 percent of Cancun’s hotels and restaurants were damaged by the storm and as a result have been closed for repairs.
Grupo Anderson’s restaurants, known for their lively south-of-the-border atmospheres, are especially popular with tourists. Happily, they are being restored more quickly than first anticipated.
“We have all worked very hard to quickly recover from the damages of the storm,” said Jorge Hinojosa, vice president of development for Grupo Anderson’s. “Our livelihood depends on bringing tourists here during the busy season, so we had no choice but to get our restaurants back up and running as quickly as possible.”
Carlos ‘n Charlie’s in Playa del Carmen reopened in November and the Cozumel location was back in business by the end of December. Señor Frog’s, another of Grupo Anderson’s World Famoso restaurant concepts, is set to reopen its Cancun and Playa del Carmen locations by the end of February.
Luckily, Wilma did little damage to Grupo Anderson’s Glazz Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, or to Come n’ Eat, which are both located in the Plaza La Isla shopping village. However, both remain closed until the entire center is ready to reopen, which is expected to be in March.
Flights in and out of Cancun are operating normally, and water, electricity and phone service are working in every establishment. In fact, the locals are optimistic about the return of tourists and good times to Mexico now that so many of the hotels, restaurants and attractions have reopened.
For ongoing updates about Hurricane Wilma’s recovery efforts, please visit http://www.senorfrogs.com/wilma.
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