Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The 'Feliz' dispute may be ending

The Ambler shop's sign has been changed.

The 'Feliz' dispute may be ending

Shop on North Main Street in Ambler.
Shop on North Main Street in Ambler.

It appears that the taco shop coming to downtown Ambler will not include "Feliz" in its name.

Brian Sirhal and chef Tim Spinner - who own Cantina Feliz in nearby Fort Washington as well as La Calaca Feliz in Fairmount and the forthcoming Taqueria Feliz in Manayunk - had filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to block restaurateur Rene Hernandez from naming his forthcoming shop "Taco Feliz."

Such a name would be confusing to the public, the lawsuit alleged.

Sirhal and Spinner obtained a temporary injunction.

There's a court date scheduled for next Thursday, but a drive-by today shows a bright orange card obscuring the word "Feliz" in the shop's window.

(Perhaps Hernandez will call it Taco Naranja.)

He did not return a message for comment.

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