Work began Monday on a slab for a new Mi Familia restaurant at 1020 Early Boulevard in Early. U.S. Construction of Early obtained a building permit Monday morning for construction of a 6,311-square-foot restaurant with seating for 226 164 in the dining area, 42 in the cantina, 20 at the bar and 20 on a patio. Fire destroyed the original Mi Familia at this location exactly one year ago today. The new restaurant will have new owners and will be larger than the one that burned.