Downtown Roch. tidbit # 2 - It's red
After months of clawing to confirm a tale about the future of a Rochester downtown eatery, the shell is finally cracked.
It is true.
Red Lobster plans to move from its longtime home in the Rosa Parks Plaza at South Broadway and Second Street to the former home of Romano’s Macaroni Grill on the west side of Apache Mall.
“Yes. It is true. We’ll be going out there,” says Tom Mickelson, the general manager of Rochester’s Red Lobster.
No other details are hammered out yet. It is not decided if the building that the Mac Grill left in March 2008 will be remodeled or torn down and replaced.
Mickelson estimates it might not be until spring 2010 or even later when he and his crew begin serving lobster in the shadow of the mall.
“We’ve still got two years on our lease,” he says. Mayo Clinic is the landlord, and there is no word on how that space might be used once the Lobster is out of the shell.
The pic is from Chad Johnson's Flickr album. Very cool Rochester shots.