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Vacant in Garden City: Tapas Bar, Asian Restaurant Plans Moving Forward

Grand opening dates have yet to be released for either restaurant.

Vacant in Garden City: Tapas Bar, Asian Restaurant Plans Moving Forward
A strip of empty storefronts on the eastern side of Franklin Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets.

Plans for a tapas bar moving into the former space Upper Crust Café once occupied and an Asian-themed restaurant moving into the former TD PriceWaterhouse property are both moving forward, according to John Wilton, chair of the Professional Retailers Merchants group.

The TD PriceWaterhouse property has been vacant for approximately four years while the luncheonette turned café closed its doors in late 2011 after calling Franklin Avenue home for more than two decades. Ashley and Nicholas Lucchesi, chef, were the cafe's newest owners.

"The only vacancy will be Arista Furs," Wilton said.

Both restaurants will add to the growing list of eateries in Garden City's downtown, including a new "American-themed restaurant with a concentration on Prime steak" slated to open a little further south on Franklin called Revel.

Grand opening dates have yet to be released for either restaurant.

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