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Scott Frielich and Rodney Mayo are set to open two more restaurant/bars in the 500 block of the street in March.
They are Lost Weekend, a popular pool hall and bar returning to downtown at 526 Clematis St.; and a new location with partner Vaughan Dugan for Kapow! Noodle Bar at 519 Clematis Street. Kapow! has an existing location at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park.
The new venues would mark the fifth outposts on the block affiliated with one or more of the partners, who also have Respectable Street, Hullabaloo gastropub and Subculture Coffee there, too.
Frielich and Mayo are old hands in the hospitality business, and Frielich sees no cause for concern despite the recent closure of Bar Louie at 200 Clematis St. Meanwhile, the Tin Fish at 118 S. Clematis closed last year, as did World of Beer at 101 N. Clematis.
“We’ve been on this street for 20 years. I opened the original The Lounge in the 500 block. And Respectable Street (at 518 Clematis St.) is one of my favorite places to go,” said Frielich, vice president of Subculture Restaurant Group in West Palm Beach.