Carluccio’s aims to provide their customers great quality, authentic Italian food at sensible prices. Looking at their menu, their prices are pretty reasonable. Looking at the menu link, they have A LOT of restaurants throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East so, they have a successful formula.
Will the formula work in Alexandria? The 100 King Street location has seen a number of restaurant tenants in the past (e.g. Red Curry and 100 King). Here’s hoping Carluccio’s succeeds where the others failed.
The first step in the process of them opening their restaurant will be to upgrade the current building. In order to do that, the prospective restaurant business will need to go through the City’s Board of Architectural Review (BAR) That will happen on May 21, 2014. The proposed scope of work is to renovate the existing storefront along with a new entry way, signage, exterior lighting, awnings, and outdoor seating. To do that, they’ll need BAR approval first.
In the meantime, one of our loyal readers gave us a tip that there was work going on in the building. I have reached out to Douglas Development to find out the specifics of the work and have yet to get a response. Took a look at it first hand and it looks like crews are demoing the remnants of the interior removing the last vestiges of the Red Curry restaurant.
Here are a couple of more photos I took.
Hard hat warning signs at the entryway (Took this when it was raining cats and dogs from my car).
Parking is restricted in front og the building through May 2, 2014.
(H/T Red Brick Town reader Brendan)