Bumping up, because apparently we're getting close to the long-awaited (read: since 1996) opening of the first phase of "The Banks."
Announced tenants, thus far, include:
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill (sounds positively nightmarish, but I'm guessing it's a country bar);
Holy Grail (of the Clifton fame);
Crepe Nanou (french bistro);
The Wine Loft (a wine bar);
Huey’s 24/7 Diner (supposedly a new orleans style diner)
And now this announcement:
Johnny Rockets is poised to open a flagship, sports-themed restaurant and bar at The Banks riverfront development.
The nearly 3,000 square foot restaurant will be a “landmark” venue for Johnny Rockets as one of the first stores to adopt a sports lounge concept, said Cozette Phifer Koerber, vice president of brand marketing and corporate communications for Johnny Rockets
Some of this is slated to be open for Opening Day 2011.
I'm underwhelmed thus far, but I guess I have to admit some shock that there's anything there at all after these many years.