'Meat & Seafood Company' moving into former Motley Cow space in Iowa City

Motley Cow Cafe in Iowa City on Friday, Jun. 9, 2017. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Motley Cow Cafe in Iowa City on Friday, Jun. 9, 2017. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

A restaurant called Meat & Seafood Company is planned for the space vacated by the Motley Cow Cafe in Iowa City’s Northside neighborhood.

North Liberty-based restaurant and marketing company MAiNGREDIENT, which also owns Eden Lounge in Iowa City and BeerBurger in North Liberty, is developing the restaurant.

It is set to open at 160 Linn St., Iowa City, in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Iowa City Downtown District. Motley Cow closed in June.

A news release on Friday said the restaurant will include a “sit-down dining area that has been merged with a meat and fish market concept.” In addition to dining in, customers will be able to purchase meat and fish at a counter.

The company plans to partner with Boston Fish Market in Des Plaines, Ill., to source seafood.

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