New restaurant on Spruce Street

via Google

The i's have not been dotted, so it is a wee bit early in the game, but it appears that Ernie Salandria has a taker for his restaurant space at 1521 Spruce St., which for years was the destination Ernesto's 1521 Cafe.

The prospective owners are a very-well-traveled and -pedigreed husband and wife team who want to keep anonymous for now.

They'll keep everything fresh and local. His cooking will cover European techniques and the menu will draw from Italian, French and Spanish.

I'll have the name as soon as the lease is signed. It will be BYOB.

Salandria, one of the nicest guys in the game, says he's laying low for now.