With the last cup of joe served on New Year’s Eve, the start of 2013 marks the location’s transformation into a new venture called Niche Kitchen and Bar. A tentative menu featuring an eclectic mix of small plates and tapas has been hammered out, the creation of chef Chris Newton. Newton, who formerly clocked time at Cape Fear Seafood Company, has been making soups for Losey for the past two years.
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The Coastal Roaster closes, owners to open new restaurant
he new eatery will seat about 50-55, with room for a dozen at the bar, and expanded outdoor seating. Losey says the place will have a classic look he described as featuring “a lot of wood. But definitely not beachy or contemporary.” As the transition continues, which is expected to complete in late Feb. or early March, 2013 look for updates on The Coastal Roaster’s facebook page, which will be changing identities along with the physical eatery in the coming weeks.