Veteran restaurateur Ron Morse has leased the former Mulligan’s Sports Grille at 1323 W. Main St. and will open a new concept in the 5,000-square-foot space.
It will be Morse’s third restaurant in Richmond. He also owns Baja Bean Co. across the street and Station 2 in Shockoe Bottom.
“We’re still getting the concept together,” Morse said. “We should be getting the drawings back next week, and we’ll have a little better idea.”
Morse started eying the location when his landlord for Baja Bean Co. asked him to move out at the end of its lease this year.
The two parties eventually extended the lease for Baja Bean, but Morse still wanted the Mulligan’s space.
Ryan Koontz, who works with Morse at Station 2, will help open the new restaurant.
Morse said he wants to have the restaurant open by May.
The building’s owner, Eck Enterprises, evicted Mulligan’s in October, just as the restaurant was attempting to rebrand as Mulligan’s Uptown Grille. It had been in business 16 years.