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The former pop-up taqueria Tacos Impala is moving into permanent digs on the burgeoning H Street corridor. The blog H Street Great Street has the scoop. Proprietor Troy Hickman (the designer behind neighborhood venues Toki Underground, Queen Vic, and Jimmy Valentine’s) is moving the prior carryout-window concept into space previously slated to become prolific restaurateur Joe Englert‘s eponymous beef restaurant, Joe’s Coal & Ice. That project is now shelved. The new taco shop is reportedly described as “a sit down Mexican restaurant featuring the same tacos on homemade tortillas that Hickman & Toki Underground Chef Erik Yang sold this winter as well as other authentic North Mexican cuisine and various tequilas.” Hickman anticipates opening in early 2012.

Photo by Jess Lander