The big empty restaurant briefly known as Spire at 685 Third Street appears to be getting some new life. Grub Street discovers this morning that a new owner, Grant Leong, is trying to get a full liquor license for an unnamed new restaurant at that address, which is probably a smart idea given the proximity to AT&T Park (baseball=booze). As you may recall, Spire opened in late 2010 with a menu centered around small plates and a raw bar, only to close six months later with some vague promises about re-concepting. That never happened, and the former managing partners (Richard Huang, Sean Hung, and Roger Lwin) seem to have cut their losses. This is the first we're hearing of any movement in the space since early last year, and we're intrigued. File under: Developing.