MLK Jr. Boulevard news: Aldi open, Rolling Pin Cafe coming, Rufino’s likely

There’s been some action on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard lately.

A grocery store opened, and two new restaurants are soon coming to the west side of town. Here’s what we know about them.


A new Aldi grocery store is open at 3124 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The store, which relocated to the new building from Appleby Road, held a grand opening on Wednesday, April 18.

Rufino’s Mexican Restaurant

Rufino’s announced on Facebook that they’d closing their Fiesta Square location on April 10, but it appears the restaurant could soon resurface on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The restaurant’s phone number is currently disconnected, but according to the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control office, owner Raymond Montez this month filed for a transfer of his liquor license to 4170 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., formerly home to Ye Olde King Pizza. A sign out front indicates Montez also filed for a permit to add a patio to the location, which is expected to go before the Planning Commission next month.

Rolling Pin Cafe

Rolling Pin Cafe will soon open a second location at 3120 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.

The restaurant is owned by Travis and Devona Freeman, and was originally opened in 1993 at 2565 E. Huntsville Rd. by Travis’ mother Gayle Teague.

The owners describe the new location as an “express” restaurant, and have said they hope to be up and running in the new space sometime in May.