Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (EFE). Wisin, formally half of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, is diversifying with the inauguration of a 130 seat, retro chic themed restaurant in this San Juan suburb.
The Nabo Restaurant, Wisin told Efe, “realizes a yearning of many years to do something different, to show people that I can thrive in different areas.”
Juan Luis Morera, a.k.a. Wisin, is joined in the venture by his longtime business manager, Paco Lopez.
Puerto Rican artist Edgardo Larregui created a mural for the restaurant.
The restaurant will create 35 direct jobs and 15 indirect jobs, according to Wisin, who said he is very concerned about Puerto Rico’s troubled economy.
“Besides giving joy to the people and my homeland, we are providing jobs for many families,” he said.
Nabo’s kitchen, run by chef Javier Nassar, caters to eclectic tastes including typical Puerto Rican menu, Spanish tapas, universal pizza, sushi bar and more than 45 craft beers.
“The whole package,” said Wisin who embarks next week on a concert tour of Mexico with Prince Royce.