Early last year, we reported that a small New York-based group of "female-friendly" steakhouses was planning to come to Boston, but then we learned toward the end of the year that the concept was being ditched in favor of the group's original steakhouse concept. Now it appears that those plans have fallen through as well.
According to a source, STK is apparently not going to be coming to Boston's Seaport District as was originally planned, with a page on the bloomberg.com site seeming to confirm this, saying that "ONE Group and STK applied for a non-transferable liquor license, which the city licensing board denied on Jan. 30....On Feb. 7, was Development notified STK that it was in default, and followed that with a March 30 notification that the lease was terminated." A page from seekingalpha.com appears to give further confirmation that STK will not be coming to the Seaport District, saying in an overview statement from the company that "STK restaurants are expected to open in Dallas and Austin in 2018, and San Diego in 2017. The lease for STK Boston was terminated in March 2017."
The original plan for STK was to open STK Rebel at One Seaport Square, with One Group Hospitality CEO and founder Jonathan Segal saying of the concept, "We went into this with the sole intention to create a different steakhouse that appealed to the female market....If you want to make a lot of money in this world, focus on the female market and women, because men only get to make 3 percent of the decisions."
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