An embattled Cambridge nightclub and restaurant could be gone for good. Central Square’s Monroe may be replaced by a new concept from some familiar faces in the Greater Boston restaurant scene, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
Cambridge’s license commission will consider transferring Monroe’s liquor license to a new concept called La Fabrica, which is apparently the work of Nivia Pina, who is also behind Vejigantes in the South End, Merengue in Roxbury, and the newly opened Doña Habana in Newmarket Square, according to a commission agenda.
La Fabrica will apparently retain the dual-functionality of the space, with a front bar and lounge, a dining room, and a function room that will hold a stage and a large bar, the agenda indicates.
The city of Cambridge previously levied a suspension on Monroe following a hearing on several violent incidents near the venue this summer. The transfer of the liquor license transfer to La Fabrica will be considered on Wednesday, October 19. There is also a request for an entertainment license. If approved, La Fabrica could operate Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• La Fabrica May Replace Monroe in Cambridge's Central Square [BRT]
• Doña Habana Softly Unveils Its Sprawling Space and Cuban Cuisine [EBOS]
• Central Square’s Monroe Gets New Chef But May Get New Restrictions [EBOS]