I understand WHY it's being built over that way but not thrilled about it. Living at the Berkman, I don't think I've walked any further than Burrito Gallery for food downtown. Wouldn't that area be DEAD after 5pm and on the weekends?
Mostly dead but not completely. Phoenix Taproom is around the corner on Forsyth, and a couple of blocks west on Forsyth is Secrets, the old Voodoo/JoAnns building. Who knows? Could be the beginning of a new district?
As a resident of The Metropolitan, I think this is a perfect location. I'm sure the people in CityPlace would feel the same way.
Yeah that's what I was thinking. It would be great if they took the old Poppy Loves Smoke building. Not sure if that's a big enough spot though. Or better yet, what about that space next door to Mark's that's empty. Wasn't a restaurant supposed to go there a long time ago?
There's already a restaurant concept in the planning stages for the Poppy Love Smoke space. Independent to boot, no chains involved.
As for the space next door to Marks, that building is owned by the Insetta family. Jon had planned a rooftop bar in the space, but with Orsay and now Black Sheep, I'm pretty sure he has his hands full at the moment.