Michael Morton, creator of the N9NE Group (and, thus, creator of.. deep breath.. N9NE Steakhouse, ghostbar, Rain Nightclub, Nove Italiano and Moon Nightclub), is opening a rockin' Mexican restaurant slash tequila bar. It's right next door to the forthcoming Commonwealth Bar we tipped you to here.
On our travels, we spied this location and thought, 'hmmm, that's developmentally ripe for an enterprising person,' and so snapped these pics long before we knew Morton had his eye on the space. And, it makes perfect sense. We predict many will stumble out of the Commonwealth and feel the temptation for tacos. Though this won't be your usual 3 a.m. stand.
Behind this door, well, we hope an upgraded version, they promise a world so rich and vibrant, "we will even tie a red string around your finger so that when you return to the real world you will know it wasn’t a dream.” So they are watching your back, folks. Goodness knows how many through-the-looking-glass casualties we see walking around these days. Or, maybe they've teamed with neighbor Insert Coin(s) for a Tron/ Matrix alternate reality? No, it's not going to be Margaritaville. Can Jimmy
Buffet Buffett compete with "the sexy rhythm of the music, intensely powerful aromas and flavors from the food, and tequila with almost palpable essence?” We think not.
But, wait. What about just south of Sixth Street? Aren't they trying to forge an empire on that block there? Carlos "Big Daddy" Adley, creator of the on-the-horizon, Fremont Country Club and Backstage Bar and Billiards (see here) also has some rockin' music and bars planned for the neighborhood. And, on his block, they have the authentic Mexican and Cuban restaurant Mamita's already up and running. And, for almost two decades.
Golly, is a battle of south of the border music, food and beverage brewing? Do we sense a potential food fight and territorial staring contest? Or, are we just trying to start one? Hey, its hot outside, we're cranky and now we seriously want Mexican food. Anyway, as usual we'll keep you posted as further details pop up.