A different kind of sign has popped up at the corner of Fairview Ave. and Morse St., notes a reader — the 1961 building that formerly housed McGowen Cleaners (shown above earlier this year decked out in NewQuest Properties sales banners) now sports a notice that the new owners have applied for a handful of food, beverage, and mixed drink permits from the TABC. The sign names Vibrant Living LLC as the applicant for the licenses; an entity by the same name (headquartered in the address of office and retail developer Barnhart Interests) purchased the 3 adjacent lots at the corner from former Cleaners owner and operator George Groschke in May.
The space will eventually be sandwiched between a couple of monosyllabic upscale dining options: former Reef chef Ryan Lachaine’s under-development restaurant Riel is currently setting up in the former Te House of Tea at 1927 Fairview to the east; Kevin Naderi’s bistro Roost sits a block and a half down Fairview in the other direction.
- Previously on Swamplot: McGowen Cleaners For Sale on Fairview Near Restaurant-Slated Former Te House of Tea
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