In September, Chef Natalie Young celebrated the second anniversary of her Carson Avenue restaurant Eat and is on track for a spring debut of her second downtown venture, Chow. Located next door to the newly opened Writer's Block bookshop, which will formally debut in February, Chow will serve fried chicken, Chinese favorites and a rumored few Asian fusion dishes.
The compact building was bought for the mansion price of $3.15 million in February 2013 for the Downtown Project. Once a boxing gym, but long vacant, construction on the interior has begun on Young's 2,283-square-foot space. New plans call for Chow to offer beer and wine and add a 73-square-foot patio with views facing Fremont East and the forthcoming construction on The Wheelhouse outdoor music venue that still intends to arrive next year.
Chow's own construction permit process extends through February, so it will not debut before March, but will appear amidst a vibrant burst of activity on this once neglected stretch of Fremont.
Aiming to open their doors in the new year, the very long awaited Publicus, a "canteen-style, neighborhood restaurant and coffeehouse" at 1126 Fremont St. first revealed by Eater Vegas way back in March 2013 and 11th Street Records at 1023 Fremont, featuring new and used vinyl.