By Brian Addison
In what is one of the most antithetical turnarounds in the city’s food scene history, the space formerly occupied by the white-dining-cloth-and-crystalware 4th & Olive will soon become a Rock & Brews-meets-Hard Rock Cafe restaurant and pub.
Owner Kevin Rheault of Long Beach has passed by the building almost daily for five years—”I was a basketball coach at St. Anthony’s and my kids went there as well so it’s quite possible I saw it twice a day for a long while”—and has longed to become a more permanent part of it. Thanks to the departure of 4th & Olive, Rheault scored just that chance. Partnering with longtime friend John Gervas, the pair have signed a lease for the building at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Olive Avenue and plan on creating a more relaxed vibe than its predecessor.
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