Last month, the team behind Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar began hiring for a new venture downtown that they described as a "very food forward" bar, with "social" dishes that borrow "flavors and techniques that span global influence." They're taking over the storied old Locke-Ober space, Boston Magazine reports in its May issue, and it will be called Yvonne's, opening next month.
Co-owner Chris Jamison told the magazine that Yvonne's will be a "modern supper club" with a secret entrance, a library bar, and a culinary program helmed by Tom Berry (Proprietors in Nantucket) and Juan Pedrosa (Glenville Stops).
Locke-Ober closed in late 2012; two years later, Universal Hub noted that Jamison was the new owner of the space. At the time, he told the licensing board that the restaurant "new American" and international small plates, live brass and woodwind music, and a function room downstairs.