My super snitch in restaurant real estate tells me that after lengthy, closely guarded talks the Crescent team has worked out a 10-year lease with Bice Ristorante. Opening is set for mid-November. Here are the details in commercial real estate speak:
The contemporary Italian restaurant will be set up in a 6,590-sf spot [most recently Gumbo’s] in the 1.3-million-sf Crescent’s 100 Building, getting doorsteps on both McKinney and Maple and creating gateways from two outdoor patios to the high-end restaurant and bar. The space went dark about six months ago after a succession of four restaurateurs tried their hands at staking a claim in the Uptown market. The complex’s fully leased retail space is quoted at $28 per sf, triple net.
Yummy, big time Italian fare. I’m a big Bice fan. If I were Phil Romano I’d be shaking in my Choos.