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Cathy Jett is the business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene. You can email her at

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Culpeper to get second Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant

Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant, which opened its first location in Culpeper 20 years ago, expects to open a second location there next month.

It will be in the former Golden Corral on Madison Road, and will have a staff of about 50 to 70 employees.

Owner Eladio Pacheco opened the first Pancho Villa in May of 1993 at 910 S. Main St. in Culpeper. He now has restaurants in Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Chelsea, Mich., and Jacksonville, N.C. The corporate headquarters are in Stafford.