Looks like Habana Outpost or Cafe Habana is back on. The following description accompanied the most recent permits filed on August 13th for 1040 Esplanade Avenue.
” VCC submission for the renovation of existing structures located at 1040 Esplanade and rampart street to house a new restaurant – Cafe Habana. The current property is mixed use with residential on the 2nd floor and unoccupied commercial space on the first floor.”
No indication if this will be the same design as before or a completely new one. As always, stay tuned for new renderings if and when they become available!
The contractor for the renovation is Palmisano Contractors LLC.
Cafe Habana is a restaurant that was started by Sean Meenan in New York City. There are now several locations: the original in Manhattan, and outposts in Brooklyn, New York and Malibu, California.