I went by the Blue Monkey today and got an update from one of the owners on the planned Downtown location. Right now they plan to use the space formerly occupied by Alice’s Market and Blue Sky Couriers (which share a building with the Corkscrew on Front) as the new Downtown Monkey. They say it should be able to seat 120 (slightly larger than the old location’s 92) and it should be open by September at the latest. Sounds like that’ll be the permanent location and they’ll figure out something else to do with the empty space at Front and G.E. Patterson occupied by the former, burned-down Monkey.
They still need corks, so if you have any to donate run ’em by the Midtown location. Or, you can give them to me, and I’ll drop them off the next time I have lunch at the Monkey.