It’s coming…

I received an e-mail yesterday about an exciting development coming to the area… a sit down restaurant. Mike Benson & company apparently won the bidding of the Firehouse on North Cap and will be proceeding with their plans. Very exciting and anxiously waited for. Here’s a snip about the proposed project from the Mayor’s press release:

Vacant for nearly a decade, Old Engine Company 12 will transform into a full-service, sit-down restaurant named “EC-12” with a second-floor cultural and performing arts space programmed by XM Satellite Radio, a marketing partner on the team, who will broadcast live music events from the location. The lounge will also provide community meeting and exhibition space. EC-12 will include a sidewalk café and a renovated roof top deck to accommodate an outdoor seating area.

So we’re getting a restaurant and an entertainment venue. Perfect. If it’s executed anywhere near as well as Café Saint-Ex or Bar Pilar, we’ve got a new hangout in the area. What would be even better is if this becomes an anchor for some more restaurants, bars and retail on North Cap around Florida Ave.