CRANSTON – A new concept in fresh seafood dining from the venerable Legal Sea Foods will anchor the latest expansion at Garden City Center.
Legal C Bar will move into a corner space in a 30,000-square-foot addition to the open-air retail center. Construction of the center expansion is set to begin this spring. When completed, the new building will include space for several retail stores and additional restaurant spaces.
Legal C Bar is expected to open in the winter of 2018, according to a news release.
It will be the first Rhode Island location for the Legal C Bar concept, which offers a contemporary and casual menu and dining experience, but which shares the Legal Sea Food brand for freshness and quality, according to the Boston-based restaurant group. In addition to indoor seating, it will have an outdoor patio.
The Legal C Bar restaurant now operates in several Massachusetts locations, including Dedham, Hingham and Lynnfield. The online menus indicate the restaurant will feature eight daily varieties of oysters, sushi, pizza, traditional seafood dishes and those meant for sharing.
Legal Sea Foods, established 60 years ago as a small fish market in Boston, now operates more than 30 full-service restaurants on the East Coast, including a location in Warwick near T.F. Green Airport.
“Legal C Bar fills a needed category while offering an innovative twist on traditional seafood dining,” said Joe Koechel, general manager of Garden City Center. “We are confident it will quickly become a gathering place at lunch, after work and on the weekends for people looking for great food and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.”