The newest edition to Mark Baranowski's North Park Lounge empire will be called Rum Runners Saloon, and it will open at the site of the former Sunseri’s (and before that Jergel’s, which moved to Warrendale) restaurant at 3385 Babcock Boulevard.
"We're hoping to have all of our permits by the end of the month," said Baranowski. "We're so excited about this new location, there's already been a lot of interest."
Baranowksi said the entire right half of the existing structure will be torn down, and rebuilt at the same height as the left half of the building, in order to stay above the flood plane. He hopes to be open by February or March.
The restaurant's menu will be similar to the original North Park Lounge, featuring a wide variety of sandwiches, some entrees—and plenty of appetizers and munchies.
Similar to its Jergel's predecessor, it also will feature entertainment
Baranowski, who also owns the North Park Lounge and Bamboo Bar in Cranberry, is expecting to hire 50 to 70 employees. Applicants may e-mail him at Mark@northparklounge.com.