The Brewery District Restaurant Shuffle
Brewery District Restaurateurs Kevin and Lori Ames opened Frezno at 460 South Front Street in May, opened Jack Whitney’s at 520 South Front Street in November, closed Frezno in December, and announced on Facebook yesterday that Jack Whitney’s would also be closing effective immediately.
“For reasons that are still unclear to us, the landlord at 520 South Front Street has asked us to cease operations immediately,” said the Ames’ in a statement released today. “While it was not our decision to close the thriving restaurant, we have regrouped and come up with a plan that we are very excited about.”
The couple is planning to relocate Jack Whitney’s over to the old Frezno space, where it will be reborn under a new name: The Front Street Bar and Grill.
“The space at 460 South Front Street provides a much better kitchen that will allow us to expand the menu while still keeping all the favorites,” explained the statement. “Additionally, the location offers two spacious patios. We will add plants, lights and a pergola to the back patio, transforming it into a cigar area for those who like to indulge.”
Additionally, the old dining room will be turned into a lounge area with pool tables, shuffleboard and a retro bowling game.
The Ames’ hope to have The Front Street Bar and Grill open sometime in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the White Rabbit restaurant that was to be located next door at 456 South Front Street is presumed a dead project after months with no updates and the closure the Commonwealth Sandwich Bar from the same owners.
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