Gilberto's Taco Shop Latest Downtown Business Highlighted at Arlington City Hall
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 10, 2019, December 10, 2019

Thank you to Gilberto’s Taco Shop for sponsoring Customer Appreciation Week at City Hall this month. 

Thank you to Gilberto’s Taco Shop for sponsoring Customer Appreciation Week at City Hall this month.

Small business owners make our Downtown a vibrant, exciting place to dine, shop, work and play.

The City of Arlington is working to help highlight local businesses in the heart of the city through a new Small Business Assistance initiative. The City’s Planning and Development Services Department is seeking to partner with 12 Downtown businesses and help bring awareness to the goods and services they offer through a “Customer Appreciation Week” event each month this year. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The City will highlight the business sponsor with the following:

• Display company name, address, and a message from that business on the information screen at the One Start Development Center, located on the second floor of City Hall.

• A promotion table displaying their brochures/menus/flyers.

• Acknowledgement on City’s Small Business Assistance webpage.

Jose Ruiz, who said he has wanted to own his own business since the 8th grade, opened Gilberto’s Taco Shop in February 2019 at 1112 E. Abram St. Gilberto’s Taco Shop, open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., offers tacos, burrito, enchiladas, tortas and much more. Recently, Ruiz acquired a food truck for future catering operations.
“None of this would be possible without my family and friends,” said Ruiz, whose parents established their own taco shop in Colorado and helped Ruiz when his restaurant first opened.

For the year 2020, the City will be promoting small businesses in the East Arlington area. To be considered as a future Customer Service Week sponsor, please send an email to detailing the nature of your business and any questions you may have. The City will send you a reply email with sponsorship details, including which month your business will be featured.

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