Cedd Moses and partner Eric Needleman are almost ready to reveal their latest gorgeously gilded project, tucked deep in the decorated heart of Downtown’s Union Station. The still-unnamed restaurant is the latest stunner from the 213 Hospitality group, which also includes The Slipper Clutch, Seven Grand, and more.
While Moses’s unnamed project still doesn’t have a firm opening date, it’s likely the restaurant comes online by early 2018 at the latest. Even more interestingly, Moses has hired on celebrated chef David Lentz of the Hungry Cat to oversee the kitchen. Lentz will be holding true to his seafood sensibilities with the new project, while also adding in some smoked meat to pair well with the brewpub side of things. Eric Alperin (The Varnish) will be handling the top-shelf cocktails.
This latest 213 venture is literally years in the making, having first been discussed back in 2014. At that time Moses signed 20-year lease on the former Harvey House space, with plans to drop in a more brewpub-friendly vibe without peeling away all the architectural importance of the property. It’s a look the team has plenty of history with, given their work bringing Arts District Brewing to life.
A peek in through the paper last week shows that those detail pieces from the greater Union Station Art Deco/Moderne/Spanish Revival periods are still very much intact, which is good news for enthusiasts of the historic building. The opening of the restaurant should also pair nicely with the upgrades happening at the historic building, which include new mural work in the original ticket room, some new casual restaurants, and a giant upgrade to the actual transit side of things.