Big Night Entertainment — the group behind Shrine, Scorpion Bar and High Rollers at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and the Hub’s Red Lantern and The Estate — will join the growing party in South Boston’s so-called Innovation District.
The Boston-based company plans to open a “first-class and high-quality” Asian-themed restaurant and lounge at One Marina Park Drive, a waterfront building on Fan Pier, according to a legal notice for its liquor license hearing.
Although the notice says the venture will be known as Shrine Boston, Big Night honcho Ed Kane said that name was a place holder, and no design or concept has been set.
“We’ve been looking for the right location in the Innovation District since the mayor announced his vision to create a unique and vibrant destination,” Kane said in a statement.”
The first-floor space — also home to the Strega Waterfront restaurant and Caffe di Marina — has been vacant since the Louis store moved into its new, permanent Fan Pier building last year, according to Boston Harbor Association president Vivien Li.
“It’s going to be exciting that the space on the first floor will finally be filled,” Li said. “It’s 12,000 square feet, so it probably will have to be a good mix of a restaurant and a very good-sized bar area.”
By Donna Goodison, Re-posted from BostonHerald.com