As we were sipping our first beer of the day at Saturday’s Bloktoberfest and shortly before South Street business owners came to the realization that the water was out (temporarily), we spotted a new and exciting sign in a storefront window. It appears that South Street West has yet another restaurant on the way, and this time it’s a throwback.
San Andres Salon and Day Spa has been closed for awhile, and the space at 1506 South St. has looked like a storage space for either the property owner or another business on the street. We’re pretty plugged in on South Street West and didn’t even realize the space was available! But now, with the Cambridge drawing the crowds…
Last week, the Cambridge opened its doors at 1508 South St., the former home of the sometimes excellent but always kind of gross Tritone. We were able to make an appearance at the new spot’s opening night, and were impressed by the total transformation of the space. We were also impressed that this establishment was totally packed on its first night in business. With 24 taps, a full menu (we recommend the tasty nachos), and a wonderful outdoor patio space in the rear, this place will be a fixture in the neighborhood for years to come.
Out back. Photo from Foobooz
This new business is yet another step for a block of South Street West that’s reinvented itself in the past couple of years. The slightly more upscale Rex…
Back in October, we gave you the heads up about some new businesses on the way on the 1500 block of South St. (the same block as the Royal Theater). We gave you the scoop on the planned conversion of the Tritone to a new concept from the Hawthorne’s folks, we told you about Rex 1516, the planned restobar from the folks at Jet Wine Bar, and we mentioned the planned lunch/dinner spot, Quick Fixx.
Well, last night was the big finale for the Tritone. According to Foobooz, work will soon get underway on what will eventually become known as The Cambridge. The concept will be a neighborhood bar with food similar to Hawthorne’s, a fine beer selection, and a focus on smaller wineries. Expect a…