A couple who run two N.Y. restaurants have been refurbishing the interior of the former Vinnie’s Sardine on Lake Norman in Mooresville for a seafood restaurant they plan to open the first week of August.Eddie’s Seafood & Raw Bar, at 643 Williamson Road, Mooresville, will seat 200 inside and 100 on the outside deck that overlooks the lake. A large raw bar will feature lobsters, King Crab legs, mussels, clams and jumbo shrimp, co-owners Ann-Margaret Wagner and Eddie Lubic said. The menu also will include Italian entrees.The couple closed on the property June 28, the same day Vinnie’s Sardine closed. Jon Grigorian of Mooresville-based Lakeshore Realty Inc. brokered the sale. He said he’d learned about a month ago that Vinnie’s was available for sale. He said he learned of Lubic and Wagner through a former client and then contacted the couple.The couple run Eduardo’s Restaurant & Lounge, a 40-year-old gourmet Italian restaurant in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and Muscoot Tavern, which they opened in 2012 in Somers, N.Y., and which was featured May 24 in The New York Times. Wagner said she’s been running both New York restaurants while her husband focused on the North Carolina property. She’s assisted him with the Mooresville site via satellite, and was here July 7-10 helping work on the interior before returning to New York. She’s constructing the restaurant’s website, www.eddiesrawbar.com.Lubic said he immediately fell for the Vinnie’s site. “It’s the best location in North Carolina. “There’s nothing better than this.”
Friday, Jul. 12, 2013
Eddie’s Seafood set for early August opening
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