Lemon Bar is leaving the West Village and moving to the space at 2822 Henderson Ave that was once Alma. A Lemon Bar staffer said that the lease at West Village had expired, and they were looking forward to being in a location where there was no landlord. West Village spokesperson said that they’ve been “inundated with phone calls” from businesses interested in going into that space, and that they’ll definitely looking to put a restaurant there. Meanwhile, nearly two years after plans were initially announced, the Frisco branch of Lemon Bar finally has an opening date: August 4. According to a post on Frisco Online:
The Frisco Lemon Bar is jointly owned with the World Cup Plaza landlords. I’m thinking the delays in opening the bar have only been cash flow related in finishing the build-out using their own funds. And the banks won’t finance big build-out money if your building is below certain occupancy levels. The landlords lost a ton on the previous bar (Scores) at that location and have been sitting on a lot of vacant office space in the World Cup Plaza buildings going back about 5 years now. But they’ve turned the corner just recently with a record amount of new office space leased (plus the coffee shop.) Congrats to them! The overall shortage of office space in Frisco has played well into their hands – so I’m assuming they now have the cash to move full speed ahead with the Frisco Lemon Bar since they’re starting to hire.