Former Pasquale’s restaurant moves closer to opening

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Construction at former Pasquale’s restaurant expected to be finished in mid-September (Photos/Bill DiPaolo)

About $1 million in remodeling at the former Pasquale’s restaurant, the once-popular, now-closed Italian eatery near the Jupiter/Tequesta line, is nearing completion.

“We figure to finish work in mid-September. Then we apply for permits to open,” said Peter Pace, co-owner of the company that owns the 1/2-acre property just west of North Alternate A1A on Cypress Drive last year.

The new 4,000-square-foot restaurant will be called Crosby Kitchen and Bar.

Pace, an Abacoa resident, and Rob Gillen, a New York City resident who is the other owner, paid about $456,000 for the property, according to county records.

“The food will be American bistro,” said Pace. “We’ll talk about the specifics of the menu as we get closer to opening.”

The 120-seat restaurant, with the storefront striped green, white and red — the colors in the Italian flag — had been operated by Joe and Wendy LoDuca since 1975.

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Pasquale restaurant closed in 2015

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Restaurant property is outlined in red

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