This has been discussed in other threads but wanted to give it a dedicated thread. As you may know, The Park (formerly the successful Park East) closed last summer. It was slated to be reopened as Blue Moon Mexican Cantina in the fall, but it never did and now the sign was gone when I passed by the other day. Blue Moon has another location in Englewood, assuming it is the same people.
However, according to this article from just two days ago, the location suffered a “catastrophic” burst pipe. But it also lists the location as “Slab Bar and Grill”. Guess Blue Moon fell through. As the article mentions, this place has been a slew of businesses over the years.
I lived literally up the street from this location for nearly 23 years. I offered this in another thread:
First was Shore Point Inn (yes, that dingy motel had a restaurant) where the average age of the customers was around 83. The Inn died with its patrons and it became The Cove, which was not bad but never went over well. Had two Thanksgiving buffets there as a child when my mom didn’t feel like cooking! After that, it became the Steak Exchange which lasted for about three or four years. Never went at that point and I believe it was one more business before it became Park East. Now THAT was a goldmine. They had a solid two or three years of absolutely packed parking lots. People were parking in the Goddard School lot on football Sundays. For some reason, it drew an odd mix of locals, BENNY’s, and New Yorkers. Quite a bit of rabble rousing from what I hear. My dad’s coworker witnessed a stabbing in the parking lot one night. Cops practically lived in the Exxon across the street. Watching. Waiting. For some reason, their run dwindled and last I saw it was The Park Tap and Grill. Restaurants at that location have been killed and resurrected more times than Dracula.