<updated> Kurt of ChefStable dropped me a note saying that he had first thought of splitting the space yesterday (FD moves fast ;), but it has a ton of logistical problems because the concepts would share a kitchen – something I was wondering about. “No decisions have been made”
Posted under the category of “throwing it at the wall and seeing if it sticks”.
The rumor mill is churning this morning, and here is the first interesting story: The space in the Indigo building which, until this week held Corazon, is being divided yet again, to house two new restaurants. According to sources familiar with the matter, half the space will be used for Racion, a tapas style, innovative Spanish restaurant that Tabla expat Anthony Cafiero has been working on. The other half of the space is rumored to be a branch of Lardo, the sandwich shop and beer garden on SE Hawthorne.
Plans call for a quick transmogrification, with the new restaurant/restaurants to open within a few months. Something tells me the ChefStable group has a long-term lease on the space.
Now then. I can see Racion going into the space, but how Lardo could manage to keep afloat on such expensive real estate I don’t know. Huffman said that Corazon could never make it selling $3 tacos. Sandwiches aren’t much different, and unless their portion is really small, I find that part of the rumor doubtful.