As Littleton residents cope with losing an iconic downtown restaurant, Merle’s, popular Mexican restaurant, Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, has helped soften the blow. Adelitas opened in Merle’s former location on September 24th, and the initial reviews have been fantastic. Originally opened on South Broadway in 2013 by Brian Rossi, Adelitas will bring traditional Mexican food originating from the area of Michoacán in Southwestern Mexico to downtown Littleton. Along with traditional Mexican food, Adelitas has hired all of Merle’s existing staff to service the restaurant. For more information, visit this article from Westword.com.