Lexington’s Main Road isn’t receiving a beer backyard garden, but it will soon have a wine bar and a spot to get both equally sushi and Southwestern meals.
Subsequent an announcement a few months ago that the Forest Acres wine bar Molto Vino would consider just one of the 3 buildings at the corner of Church and West Most important that have been beforehand slated to become the Navy Garden beer backyard garden, the Chronicle has discovered that Takosushi, the well known regional chain that specializes in its two titular foodstuff, is established to open up in one particular of the two remaining structures.
Takosushi will lease the pink brick setting up furthest down West Major on the corner large amount, possible utilizing the building’s glass garage doorways to integrate an outside bar, co-owner James Williams informed the Chronicle.
He mentioned the Lexington location will be a complete-assistance Takosushi, and the hope is to be open up this summer.
“We’re tremendous thrilled to be there in Lexington,” Williams reported, introducing that the spot is booming.
He precisely mentioned currently being throughout the street from the town’s increasingly bustling Icehouse Amphitheater as getting beneficial.
“We like what Lexington has completed in terms of activating the Primary Street room and definitely making a good event atmosphere and really drawing persons down there,” he explained. “And so we expect it to proceed to mature and we’re excited to be element of that expansion.”
The revelation that Takosushi will appear to downtown follows quickly on the heels of the announcement that Barrio Tacos + Tequila + Whiskey will acquire the restaurant house in Icehouse on Key, the in-progress personal developing that is the last piece of the Icehouse Project centered on the amphitheater.
“We do not see it as opposition,” Williams stated. “We want to be in an space with loads of great food selections where folks are coming for lunch and for evening meal.”
Though it ultimately canceled strategies to open up downtown, the Navy Property beer garden defeat again a authorized challenge to its beer and wine license introduced by the neighboring St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Williams emphasized that his company has now attained out to the church, stating they’re “good friends with them and genuinely fired up to be their neighbor.”
“Regardless of wherever we’re opening a cafe, that’s always something that’s very essential to us,” Williams stated of setting up fantastic interactions with these around the restaurant.
Takosushi, which vacated a prior downtown Columbia place in 2019, reopened on Columbia’s Key Avenue in 2021, and Williams stated that looking at Lexington small business lunch-ers recurrent that area advised a site in their town could do well.
He included that the chain is mulling a 3rd Midlands area, and the restaurant’s web page lists outposts in Forest Acres and Lexington as coming quickly. The chain at present has destinations in Aiken and Greenville, together with Georgia areas in Evans and Augusta.