The names listed on the license application are Dave Frank and Stephen and Geeta Simons, the same people who own the Cantina, Royal Tavern, the Khyber and several other restaurants.
The rumor that they had been interested in the space has been floating around since at least July 2012, but we were never able to nail it down. The building’s owner told us back in March or so that he had a lease-purchase agreement for the building but he wouldn’t cough up any of the details.
No word has yet emerged on a concept for the space, which has about 1,800 square feet and could seat about 80 people, according to this old real estate listing.
We’ll keep plugging away and keep you posted.