Yesterday, we learned that Trader Joe’s will be moving into the Knox area, where Taverna and La Fiorentina (two Lombardi restaurants) are both located. A press release just hit my inbox. Yes, Trader Joe’s is going in, and now Lombardi’s two babies are moving out. Taverna will be moving right next to Toulouse (Knox/Henderson area), adjacent to the Katy Trail, at the end of 2013.
The fate of La Fiorentina, on the other hand, remains unknown. Here’s the latest word: “Beginning in January and continuing through late February, La Fiorentina will be available only for special events and private parties until a new site is selected. Mr. Lombardi is currently reviewing options for La Fiorentina’s new home.”