A restaurant and cafe called Loyal Nine is in the works for the former University Liquor space in East Cambridge, as reported over the summer. Now, according to a new job posting on Craigslist, it's headed for a March opening — "before the bud of Spring."
Loyal Nine is owned by Dan Myers (Puritan & Co., Spoke Wine Bar), Rebecca Theris (Hungry Mother, Les Zygomates), Marc Sheehan (Brasstacks, Bondir), and David Beller (Puritan & Co.) Named for a colonial-era organization that ultimately evolved into the Sons of Liberty (who carried out the Boston Tea Party), Loyal Nine will feature a menu "inspired by that era of Old Colonial Boston," Myers previously told the Cambridge License Commission. "Our menu will be shared dishes featuring a lot of shellfish, a lot of local vegetables. Our chef Marc works very closely with a lot of the farms in the area and has since he was a kid in this area."
According to the job posting, "Hand Craft is truly at the core of [their] movement." In fact, Theris has been making all of the plateware for the restaurant. "We believe something that carries the mark of the hands that made it is of greatest value," continues the posting. "The wine list celebrates the true vigneron while Chef/Owner Marc Sheehan engages our regional farmers and artisans."
The restaurant, which will function as more of a cafe during the day, will have seating for about 160, including a patio. And there will be no televisions.