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Second Lumpia House opens despite challenges of pandemic

Lumpia House #2 located at 7426 S. Staples St. #102 in the La Encantada center.
Posted at 7:07 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 15:26:12-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In these trying times, we’re committed to telling your stories which may include hope, inspiration or even triumph.

This is what many Coastal Bend businesses are facing as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues.

If you are hankering for or are in need of some Filipino cuisine, workers with Lumpia House can help you out.

The original location can be found at 2124 Waldron Road in Flour Bluff. The family-owned business was able to open a second location on Corpus Christi's south side in the La Encantada Village at 7426 S. Staples St., No. 102.

“And she’s doing really well over there and so they decided to go ahead and open a second location on the Southside," Lumpia House manager Michelle Vail said. "She got a lot of requests from a lot of customers to try and bring one on this side, so we did it."

Vail's mother Elena, the owner of the restaurant, has worked very hard on the second Lumpia House location, she said. This new location opened in February of 2020 - three weeks before the COVD-19 pandemic spread to our area.

The family says it was a challenge to get the word out about the new location.

“So it did affect a little bit as far as I guess being as busy like we wanted to," Vail said. "But we just fought through it, kept going and now it’s getting better."

The team says through it all, they have remained ready for the community and open for business.

Workers there say that the meantime, face masks along with social distancing will remain required because the team wants to continue to protect their workers and their customers.

“All restaurant owners know it is hard," Vail said. "It's definitely a tough business to run.

"But it amazing to know that people enjoy our food. People enjoy just coming here. We have a lot of people that love the atmosphere and just the people themselves."