Construction approval signs sit in a glass door attached to the same structure as fine dining destination McCrady's. The Charleston Board of Architectural Review recently issued a permit to 2 Unity Alley for "Temporary plywood in storefront during interior demo." Boards are tacked up next to the East Bay Street entryway of the space. The word in the French Quarter is that Mexican-influenced Minero will eventually move to this spot. The Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) runs both Minero and McCrady's, and each have Southern star Sean Brock as an executive chef. According to speculation, the popularity of Minero prompted NDG to bring the restaurant to an address with a larger seating area.
More exciting than the potential of additional seats at Minero are the rumors surrounding what may go into 155 East Bay St. after the shift. Sources close to the project say the space will become a NDG burger joint. Multiple tipsters tell Eater that this new concept will be an outlet for Brock's famous Husk cheeseburger. This would mean fans of the bacon-stuffed beef on bun would no longer have to score a reservation or stalk bar seats at Husk.
Representatives from NDG were unable to comment at this time.