While you’re on the street for Sunday’s COOK 2011 Quick Fire Challenge, take a look at the spaces on the first floor of the Sanctuary condominiums left empty when the restaurants Graze and Sanctuary Diner (previously Fifi’s) closed. I hear they won’t be empty much longer. A local restaurateur is in negotiations to put in two new restaurants: a Southwestern (no, not Tex-Mex, Southwestern) in the Graze space and an Italian eatery where the diner was. I understand the members of the Sanctuary’s board, who have a say in what goes in there, have given their approval. Lawyers for both parties are now talking, so this may be resolved soon or could take a while. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear.
Updated: It’s the Sanctuary’s board, not the residents, that has given its approval for the new restaurants.