Ivan Spiers, the founder and owner of Mozambique Steakhouse, is showing his true commitment to Laguna Beach with the announcement of his second restaurant in town. He has leased the old Rock’N Fish Restaurant location at 422 S. Coast Highway above Tommy Bahama’s, and is currently in planning stages with the City of Laguna Beach.

A primo location in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach, Spiers thinks he might call the restaurant after its original name, The Sail Loft, which sat above The Jolly Roger as more of a nightclub and live music venue in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The name is apt for Spiers, actually, as a “sail loft” is the upstairs workshop of a sail-maker. Given Spiers’ love for live music at his existing 2nd floor lounge at Mozambique, this proven “sail maker” plans to launch even more live music “ships” at the new location.

Mozambique Managing Partner George Poulos tells me that the food fare will still be steakhouse driven, but the plan is to move in more of a “Southern States” culinary direction.

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