Paving his way through the Milwaukee community, Gus started his success by opening a nightclub called The Unicorn in 1980. The Unicorn was an underground punk rock bar located in the basement of the Sydney High Building. Gus found his calling promoting bug bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Greenday, and Nirvana. Being the first Punk Rock Bar in Milwaukee made business a success.
The Unicorn was a place where people knew they didn't have to travel far, still have a good time and see a Big Band in a relaxed and safe environment. By 1990 Gus opened his first Family Restaurant called Gus' Mexican Cantina. The Restaurant was located above his Night Club in the Sydney High Building. As Business progressed, Gus also got his name known by doing all the Big Festivals such as Summer Fest, Irish Fest, State Fair, and the Zoo Ala Carte.
Gus then opened his second Restaurant located on Old World 3rd Street in 1995. From that location he was Awarded MIlwaukee's Best Mexican Restaurant by the Weekend Cue.
By 1999 Gus opened Gus' Deli, his Restaurant that he still currently has open on Van Bueran. This Restaurant is open Monday through Fridays for lunches only. He Welcomes anyone that would like to have a Private Party at this Location.
On March 7th 2008. Gus' opened his Mexican Cantina in the Suburbs Of Franklin. The Restaurant is located on 6514 S. Lovers Lane Road. The Restaurant has a warm, home like feeling because of the time and effort put in by Gus', his Wife, and four Children decorating the place. The pictures of family & friends, and colors used in the restaurant make it very inviting to all people.
The Restaurant offers great Patio seating in the summer time. He also has the perfect party room for any Occasion. The Room is accommodated with your own bartender, Tv, and Music of your liking. Gus also invites you to try his famous Margaritas, made with his own secret recipe. If you want to be the talk of the town, come try Gus' Challenge,
This is a 40 minute challenge where you will endure a 36 inch Burrito hand made by Gus Himself. If FInished Gus will provide you with a Polo, Gift Card for the next time you come, A Picture on the Challenge Wall and Gus' will also pay for the Burrito.