A modern Palm Beach staple will be closing this week after nearly 10 years of service. Nick & Johnnie's, the popular restaurant at 207 Royal Palm Way, announced its imminent closing last weekend.
The Vesenaz site, which was purchased last year for $10.3 million by the Frisbies of Palm Beach, has been home to the restaurant since 2008. Last week, the family agreed to buy out the remaining nine years of the restaurant’s lease. The building also includes The Palm Beach Book Store, Evelyn & Arthur, Eyes on the Island, and Classic Collections Boutique.
The Frisbie family has major redevelopment plans for the spot, including the 1.3-acre Testa property, Sadly, Testa's, the restaurant that has called Palm Beach home for nearly a century will be demolished later this summer, along with the defunct service station and shops in the Via Testa. A new building with space for restaurants, retail and six luxury condos complete with underground parking, is expected to go up on the site in three years time.
Nick & Johnnie's owner Nick Coniglio said the restaurant, which opened its doors in 2008, may return at a different address in the future. For now, the Nick & Johnnie’s restaurant plans to host a night to remember this Friday evening to celebrate nine great years in business. The restaurant will officially close its doors this Saturday, June 24.