According to the Daily Journal of Commerce, Local developer Kevin Cavenaugh has announced plans to turn a vacant building on NE Glisan and Sandy into a mixed-use space for "micro-restaurants," culinary concepts that lie in between food cart and full-on brick-and-mortar. And two familiar names have already signed on: D-Street Noshery cart Pie Spot will anchor the space with a proper brick-and-mortar bakery, while Slow Bar owner Rob Hemmerling has plans to open a micro concept based on his bar's popular burger. Per the article:
"The idea was to create an incubator for food carts that want to transition into larger restaurant businesses, Cavenaugh said. Each 'micro-restaurant' will be approximately 400 to 600 square feet and include separate indoor and outdoor seating... Rather than food cart owners with expansion aspirations, most tenants of the Ocean will be established local restaurateurs seeking to test new concepts on a small scale... Other tenants not yet announced will bring more glamour to the site when it opens, Cavenaugh said."
More information as it becomes available.
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Image of Pie Spot courtesy Charisma Y. via Yelp