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Washington, D.C. - In recognition of their tremendous efforts and years of success, U.S. Senator Jim Risch has named La Plaza as the Idaho Small Business of the Month for September.  The business will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the United States Senate.

“I am pleased to recognize La Plaza as an outstanding small business,” said Sen. Risch. “This is a restaurant that has grown and adapted for the past 11 years. Locally owned and operated, La Plaza serves unique, traditional Mexican fare to Southern Idaho and its visitors.  La Plaza is a true illustration of the American Dream. Started out of a converted two-car garage, the small business is now operated out of a 1,992 square foot space on Buhl’s Main Street.  I congratulate everyone at La Plaza on their success and wish them the very best in their future growth.”

Founded in 2003 by Guadalope “Lupe” and Chon Loza, La Plaza specializes in homemade traditional Mexican cuisine.  The restaurant’s dedication to high quality ingredients and exceptional hospitality exemplifies the hard work and originality that is so characteristic of Idaho.  La Plaza has earned a remarkable reputation in the local community and with out-of-town diners, which have made the restaurant a local staple and traveler’s destination.

Senator Risch is the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  The committee oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to entrepreneurship and provides oversight of the Small Business Administration.  They also research, investigate and report all problems relating to American’s small businesses to the full Senate.