The Arcadian opened in Gordon Square to much fanfare in June 2016 after a costly three-year build-out, and closed suddenly a mere five months later, leaving the beautifully restored space sitting empty for nearly two years, a huge blank space on the busy corner across from Cleveland Public Theatre.
In November 2018 it reopened as Blue Habenero, created by Rafael Atala of Tres Potrillos in Akron, Medina and Beachwood. With so much money poured into the design by architect Robert Maschke, little needed to be done, other than scattering some Mexican Day of the Dead-style skulls around the room
The main emphasis is on a variety of street-style tacos, along with burritos, bowls and more. There are also some Mexican-style desserts including churros, flan and fried ice cream, and a menu of wine, Mexican beers, tequilas and cocktails with an emphasis on handcrafted margaritas made with top-shelf ingredients.