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TacoCraft coming to Athena by the Sea's old location in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

TacoCraft coming to Athena by the Sea's old location in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s colorful nighttime scene might have lost a longtime Greek restaurant, but it’s about to gain an upstart Mexican fave.

TacoCraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar, developed by the J.E.Y. Hospitality Group, will be taking over the former home of Athena by the Sea at the northeast corner of North Ocean Drive and East Commercial Boulevard. J.E.Y. is partnering with the founders of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on the project.

The restaurant will begin hiring employees in December and open in January, a spokeswoman said. It will require 40 to 50 workers, including managers, chefs, line cooks, servers, bartenders, bussers, hostesses and cocktail...

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