A new wine bar is planned for downtown.
Susan Jansen, who once was part owner of the former Halpins, is looking to open Regions Wine Bar and Nosh in the Crawford Square building. Jansen received a seasonal beer and wine license from the Licensing Board on Monday.
A pair of veteran restaurateurs are bringing traditional Korean and Japanese cuisine and sushi to the city.
The Korean Garden at 139 Ashland St. opened more than a week ago in the former Red Sauce location.
The Hot Dog Ranch is expected to open in the former Jimmy's Restaurant building in mid-March.
Manager Craig Benoit told the Licensing Board on Monday that the Linden Street restaurant will close on March 13 and as long as the certificate of occupancy is approved for the West Housatonic Street location, the Hot Dog Ranch will open there on March 17.
"We already had a number of pre-inspections," Benoit said.