The owners of Longoven restaurant are ordering a fourth course in Scott’s Addition.
Andrew Manning, Megan Fitzroy Phelan and Patrick Phelan, who opened Longoven in 2018 at 2939 W. Clay St., have signed a lease to open a new restaurant around the corner at 3001 W. Leigh St.
It’ll be the group’s fourth restaurant. They’re also opening Japanese concept Nokoribi at 1509 Belleville St., in a mixed-use project anchored by The Veil Brewing Co.’s new taproom, and earlier this year Manning and the Phelans opened Italian restaurant Lost Letter within Longoven’s space on Clay Street.
The new Leigh Street restaurant will fill 1,900 square feet on the ground floor of Capital Square’s “Gem” apartment building at the corner of Altamont Avenue. The building was part of Capital Square’s 212-unit, three-part “Scott’s Collection” development that also brought new buildings to 2900 and 3000 W. Clay St.
The plans were confirmed by Capital Square’s executive vice president of development, Natalie Mason. Patrick Phelan declined to comment for this article.
Though details on the restaurant are scant, city documents offer a possible answer as to what the name will be. Earlier this week a building permit was filed for the space, describing the project as “The Salt House Restaurant.”
Longoven and Capital Square became neighbors last year when the developer bought the former N. Chasen & Son buildings next door to Longoven in a record-setting deal to clear the way for another three apartment buildings totaling around 350 units. The Chasen family held onto Longoven’s building and continues to lease it to the restaurant.
In addition to The Veil, Nokoribi will be joining Richmond Capital Management at 1509 Belleville St. as the longtime local investment advisory firm is relocating its office there.
Capital Square also recently struck a deal with local restaurateurs Paulo and Nelson Benavides to open a new restaurant in The Otis, a massive building that Capital Square is developing with Greystar at 1601 Roseneath Road. The Benavideses, who also own Y Tu Mamá and Hibachi Box, are planning to open a Mexican restaurant, Cochiloco, in their new space.
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