Crown Republic Restaurant Group to Revamp Mercer OTR Space

"We're very excited to bring our friendly hospitality to the Mercer space," said owner and chef Anthony Sitek.

click to enlarge Crown Republic Restaurant Group co-owners chef Anthony Sitek and director of hospitality Haley Nutter-Sitek will revamp The Mercer OTR's former space.
Crown Republic Restaurant Group co-owners chef Anthony Sitek and director of hospitality Haley Nutter-Sitek will revamp The Mercer OTR's former space.

There soon will be something new in the space formerly occupied by The Mercer OTR.

Crown Republic Restaurant Group (CRG) announced it has signed a lease in the large location on the corner of Vine and Mercer Streets.

Co-owned by chef Anthony Sitek and director of hospitality Haley Nutter-Sitek, the CRG owns and operates Over-the-Rhine steakhouse Losanti plus downtown spots La Cantina, Crown Republic Gastropub and Rosie’s Cocktails & Pies.

The Mercer OTR closed quietly in February after operating in the space at 1324 Vine Street since 2014.

CRG's team said in a June 8 release that they are excited about the opportunity to add another restaurant to the OTR neighborhood.

"We're very excited to bring our friendly hospitality to the Mercer space," Sitek said in the release. "With Over-the-Rhine's contagious energy driven by 3CDC and other independent food and retail efforts, we're looking forward to adding a new concept for visitors and locals to savor."

No details on menu, concept or opening dates are available, but CRG said the new concept will “remain consistent with CRG’s commitment to quality and hospitality.”

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