Bankok Pepper Corp., Gelato Harbor Cafe, and Spero's Grill will be making their way into Danvers after having been approved for common victualler's licenses at Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting.
Bangkok Pepper Corp. plans to open a Thai cuisine restaurant on where the former Kentucky Fried Chicken was located. There are currently five other Bangkok Pepper Corps. throughout the state, and the owner and business operator has been in the restaurant business for over 21 years.
Interior renovations as well as seasonal outdoor seating are two renovations the business is looking into before their opening, which has not yet been determined. At the selectmen's meeting, Bangkok Pepper Corp. representative Nancy McCann said the 48 seat restaurant "would be an asset to the town," and the company is "very excited to come to Danvers."
The second license was approved for the Gelato Harbor Cafe at 125 Liberty Street. Owner and operator Alberto Beraldo said the space's location at is appealing, and a beautiful place for ice cream, coffee and lunches.
For the third license, previous owners of Jimmy's Allenhurt Function Facility and Spero's Sports Pub & Grill located at 101 Andover St. plan to open Spero's Grill at 194 Endicott Street, the old Pizzaria Uno's location.
Spero's Grill will undergo approximately $150,000 in renovations including new roofing, air conditioning, and exterior, they said. The restaurant plans to hold 160 patrons, with a 38 seat bar. Owner Jimmy Demakus said the restaurant will feature family cuisine including seafood, lobster and steaks, and he plans to open in September. The representative of the company said that they are "shooting to open as soon as possible, but from what I've heard, September might be ambitious."
Currently only Spero's Grill holds an All Alcoholic Common Victualler's licenses, as the license was transferred from their previously owned Jimmy's Allenhurst, Inc. before it recently closed.