Saturday, February 04, 2006

It's coming...

I received an e-mail yesterday about an exciting development coming to the area... a sit down restaurant. Mike Benson & company apparently won the bidding of the Firehouse on North Cap and will be proceeding with their plans. Very exciting and anxiously waited for. Here's a snip about the proposed project from the Mayor's press release:

Vacant for nearly a decade, Old Engine Company 12 will transform into a full-service, sit-down restaurant named "EC-12" with a second-floor cultural and performing arts space programmed by XM Satellite Radio, a marketing partner on the team, who will broadcast live music events from the location. The lounge will also provide community meeting and exhibition space. EC-12 will include a sidewalk café and a renovated roof top deck to accommodate an outdoor seating area.
So we're getting a restaurant and an entertainment venue. Perfect. If it’s executed anywhere near as well as Café Saint-Ex or Bar Pilar, we’ve got a new hangout in the area. What would be even better is if this becomes an anchor for some more restaurants, bars and retail on North Cap around Florida Ave.


At 2/04/2006 10:26 AM, Blogger elliott said...

cool - I have always liked that building. It is great to see it is going to be brought back to life.

At 2/04/2006 5:07 PM, Blogger cornhuskerblogger said...

Excellent. better it be rehabed than razed for sure

At 2/10/2006 10:33 PM, Anonymous toby said...

and amazingly, for our area, its not being turned into a halfway house or clinic of some kind.


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