Two restaurants that closed last summer due to license-related issues and have remained out of commission since then will be given new life as two different concepts move in and take the reins. Broad Street Riot at 131 Broad St. and Julep Bar around the corner at 200 High St., which previously shared a co-owner, have been sold. They will become, respectively, an Italian restaurant (the name has not yet been announced) and a high-end sports bar called Finn McCool’s, according to the Corbett Restaurant Group, the local real estate firm that closed both deals. Finn McCool's is not related to any of the similarly named restaurants in other states, such as an Irish pub in Santa Monica, California.
A rep for Corbett indicated that the new restaurants' owners are based in Arizona and have "lots of successful concepts under their belts already."
Last June, Broad Street Riot temporarily suspended alcoholic beverage service due to "circumstances beyond [its] control" and later closed for good. In July 2015, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission indefinitely suspended Julep Bar’s license, and it later went out of business.