City officials hope a new restaurant or better-conceived food court will revitalize the Torpedo Factory food pavilion, a potential attraction at the marina for residents and visitors.
The pavilion’s lessee, RealCo Group, forced out the building’s tenants and shuttered the doors a week ago. The company has since hired realtors and is looking for new occupants to sublet the space, said Barbara Ross, deputy director of the city’s planning and zoning department.
The city, which owns the property, sees the change in tenants as an opportunity to create a new attraction on the waterfront.
“It’s such a wonderful opportunity for the city to have something vibrant down there,” Ross said. “It would be an exaggeration to say it’s underutilized.”