Crews are making progress at the corner of St. Philip and Warren streets, as they transform the dilapidated building into restaurateur Steven Niketas vision of The Westendorff, an all-day diner, banquet space, and apartment complex. When thinking of what sort of cuisine they may offer, remember that Niketas is currently the owner of casual eatery Mosiac in Mount Pleasant. Mosaic offers "healthy, eclectic, world cuisine designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes."
An updated rendering of the address shows that the building will maintain some of the original exterior with ghosted signage — long faded from a time when the space housed the C.W. Westendorff & Son hardware store.
According to slick-looking The Westendorff website, they expect to open early 2015.