The owners of Molly's at the Market and 13, Jim and Alana Monaghan and business partner Lloyd Miller, are in the planning stages of opening Junction, a train-themed neighborhood tavern and grill in the former A & N Grocery building at 3021 St. Claude Avenue. The team has already met with the Bywater Neighborhood Association, whose zoning committee has voted in support of the project, so things appear to be going well for them. Next up, the team must conquer the City Planning Commission.
If things go as planned, Junction could have "30+ draft beers, gourmet burgers, and an art deco train station aesthetic." Eater talked to Lloyd Miller on the phone, who says Junction wouldn't be so much a gastropub, as just a nice tavern with gourmet burgers and good cocktails too. As for the food, no word on a chef, but obviously the team is down with cutting edge culinary talent, as Molly's recently added Dis Taco, run by Killer Po Boy's Cam Boudreaux. If all goes well, Miller says, Junction could open as early as Jazz Fest.