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Rock Lobster is opening a second location in Shanghai Cowgirl’s Queen West space

Rock Lobster Food Co. graduated from a wildly popular pop-up shop into a wildly popular brick-and-mortar restaurant when it opened on Ossington Street in December. Less than six months later, it’s already launching a second location only a few blocks away in the space currently home to Shanghai Cowgirl (owner Darryl Fine is also one of three partners at Rock Lobster). Rock Lobster 2.0 is going to be bigger, open longer and have a larger menu—plus a new 80-seat patio and a retail counter for prepared sauces, soups, and sustainable seafood. Shanghai Cowgirl closes next week and the new Rock Lobster is scheduled to open June 1. [The Grid]