The owner of Maple Leaf’s COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria, 7919 Roosevelt Way N.E., has been making the news in recent days over a controversy in Mount Vernon that has resulted in community members calling their mayor racist.
In addition to recently opening COA, owner Edgar Carreon is also in the process of opening a similar restaurant with his brother Carlos in Mount Vernon called Calle Tacos Tequila — a process that now is on hold after Mayor Bud Norris asked the state to halt the liquor license.
Norris, who openly discusses wanting to make English the official language of Mount Vernon, made a similar request when another Hispanic restuarant sought a liquor license for the same location just a year ago.
Read more about the controversy via the following news stories:
Mount Vernon mayor rejects racism implications (shown above) from KING-5 News
- Mount Vernon Mayor Accused Of Discriminating Against Latinos from KUOW/94.9-FM
- MV mayor opposes tequila bar, thinks English should be city’s official language from the Skagit Valley Herald
- Coa’s Owner Expansion Efforts Thwarted by Racist Mayor from Eater Seattle