Some time before our current economic cataclysm kicked off, I had been in contact with someone representing a small chain of restaurants of a genre and type that we don’t have in the Providence metro area at all (sorry, can’t be more specific). This person was actually somewhat familiar with with the city and said they would consider a site here if they could find the following deal for a certain amount of space:
“If you have or know a real estate developer who is willing to front the money for the entire build out of the restaurant (approximately 5-6,000 square feet with a cost of approximately $300. per foot) and who is also willing to have that paid back as additional rent over the first ten years of the lease term [we would consider it]”
This would preferentially be East Side, although a downtown location would probably work too… Would anyone reading be able to offer such a deal or know of a someone who could? If so, then email me and I can provide more specifics. Help fill a restaurant space and make the Providence dining scene more interesting overnight!
As long as the mystery cuisine is Ethiopian, I’m with you… I’m tired of having to drive to Boston or Cambridge every time I need an injera fix.