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Doc's Cantina expected to open in old Waterfront Park Tumbleweed location

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- We now know the name of the new Mexican restaurant that will take the place of the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park.

Brett Davis, managing partner with Falls City Hospitality Group says the new name will be called "Doc's Cantina."

“We considered cross-branding with Doc Crow's because of its successes," said Brett Davis.

Falls City Hospitality Group is known for the downtown Louisville restaurant Doc Crow's.

"Doc's Cantina" will have a South of the Border concept.

“You're gonna see a lot of classic dishes that you'll actually see in Mexico," Davis said. "We plan on making our own tamales. Our corporate chef's wife is from Mexico and we're going to hopefully be using her mother's recipe.”

Davis says the food will have southern California street-food influence and Tijuana street-food influence.

The bar menu will include margaritas and sangrias made with Louisville's Copper & Kings brandy and several tequila, mescal and brandy options.

Construction is expected to start in the next few weeks.

“It's going to be a complete facelift. The north facing wall right now is actually a stairwell, so that wall along the river, there's no view. So we're knocking out that wall on both levels to create more of a view so that every seat has a view of the river or downtown," said Davis.

The restaurant is expected to open in October.

The Tumbleweed restaurant closed in November of last year. The building's landlord evicted the restaurant, claiming the owners hadn't paid rent since July 2014. The dispute between landlord and restaurant has resulted in a high-profile lawsuit.

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