Actually Stephen, the idea occured to me that you might like to do a consulting project, for pay of course, and somewhat informal, concerning the proposed restaurant next door. If you thought you might, you could take a little time to think about it, as if it was your building, and your restaurant. In other words, you could decide what "you" would do in my position.
This would be valuable to me, as, surely you've the experience, and being in the area longer than me, you could "feel" the enviroment and arrive, via gut input, at an opinion as to what type of operation would be best for the location.
Take some time to think about it; that is, if you would, for reasonable compensation, like to offer advice, and a concept, as if "you" were to proceed with it.
"Chuck Norris once ripped a man in half just to see what he had for lunch."