A downtown Corpus Christi restaurant closed since Hurricane Harvey announced plans to reopen as an event venue, with a new restaurant concept planned for 2018.
WaterStreet Restaurants, which owns several businesses in the Corpus Christi area, operated Water Street Seafood Company on 312 N. Chaparral Street prior to Harvey. The restaurant had closed following Harvey due to impacts from the storm. Now, the company has announced that the Seafood Company location will be closing as a restaurant.
On Wednesday, WaterStreet announced that it had "reassessed" the company's role in the community and decided that its downtown restaurant would reopen as a full-service event venue.
"With the amount of destruction along the Gulf Coast, we believe that offering a space for celebrations and life events to take place is extremely important," the company said in a press release.
The company announced plans to open a catering and event-oriented venue to replace its downtown restaurant to open and operate "in the coming months." Its other restaurants, including the Water Street Oyster & Sushi Bar, will remain open with full-service menus.
Meanwhile, the company also stated intentions to re-open a "new restaurant concept in 2018."
EDITORIAL NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed WaterStreet's "Seafood Co." location as 309 N. Water Street, which is the location of Water Street Oyster & Sushi Bar (which remains open).