Zach Nicholson of Lucky Cat
announced today the restaurant is planning a move to the space formerly occupied by Tart at 820 S. Cooper.
They hope to be open in the spring.
They had originally planned to move in the Crosstown Concourse building, but that plan proved to be cost prohibitive for these small business owners.
"We always love that space [Tart]," says Nicholson. He adds that they wanted to stay in Cooper-Young.
Right now, they are ironing out the details, getting permits, and generally what Nicholson says is "getting the ball rolling" for the move.
The Tart space seats about 45, with 30 more on the patio. There are plans for expanding the kitchen.
The move means an expanded menu as well as a full bar.
"The whole plan is to offer more," Nicholson says. That means more ramen and seasonal bowls, an izakaya menu, and small plates. There will
be a late-night menu and different rice bowls as well.
Nicholson says they are doing really well at the current space at Cooper and Peabody, but the lack of gas and a commercial kitchen is limiting.
Meanwhile, they have opened for an additional day. They are open Wednesday through Sunday, starting today.