I’ve been fond of the place for 13 years, working across the street. Countless happy hours happened there early on. Ate there a bunch of times but obviously quickly started to avoid their stale food.
But I’ve been thinking since their closing (it was doom for them ever since food trucks showed up and finally the increase in lease killed them off), who could possibly take that lease on and actually succeed?
It’s an fun exercise and I honestly can’t think of anything or anyone that could take over a space this large, in an area that basically gets no dinner business, no foot traffic after lunch. It would have to be something so amazing that it would be a destination. But it’s too big for just one restaurant, so maybe a marketplace type of a setup?
An Eataly would do well there but they already have one and it’s too small for them.
I think it remains vacant until the landlord remodels it and breaks it up. Thoughts?