Lynnfield selectmen have approved an all-alcoholic beverage license for Legal C Bar, which will be one of the high-profile tenants at MarketStreet at Lynnfield around this time next year.
Legal Seafoods and Legal C Bar owner Roger Berkowitz attended the meeting with the company's general counsel and its director of design and construction and answered some general questions about the forthcoming business before the license was approved.
The first Legal C Bar was opened at Logan Airport, and there is also currently one down Route 128 at Legacy Place in Woburn. Still, Berkowitz noted that just because there are already a couple of Legal C Bars, the one in Lynnfield will not be a carbon copy of them. "Our idea is, we don't like the same exact designs. We like to change it up a little bit," Berkowitz told the selectmen.
When the MarketStreet at Lynnfield development is complete later in 2013, Legal C Bar will be in the first building on the right entering from Walnut Street - directly across from the future Whole Foods.
The Lynnfield location will be about 7,100 square feet and will have 257 seats in total - which includes some outdoor seats. There will be a four-sided bar in the middle of the establishment, with an open kitchen on the side and a fire pit with seats near the entrance. Seafood will remain the house speciality, although Berkowitz cited the likelihood of some twists. "Every time we open a new restaurant we put the creative team to work," he said.
For entertainment, it is possible that the restaurant could feature the occasional jazz combo, but company representatives indicated they were more likely to assess the demand for musical entertainment later. They are also expecting to further discuss the matter with town officials are few months before the place opens. The establishment would reportedly close at midnight during the week and possibly at 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The unanimously-approved liquor license will take effect on January 1.