How movie producer McG and Jordan Otterbein will give an epic makeover to the old Crow Bar space in Corona del Mar

When a movie producer renovates a restaurant there’s got to be a grand vision. And when that producer is Joseph McGinty Nichol — better known as McG — you can almost see an army of clipboard toting assistants in his wake, jotting down every word.

As he speaks over the phone about his latest project, CdM, opening late summer in Corona del Mar, he telegraphs ideas in perfectly formed sound bites, firing off some zingers. Here’s a guy who digs design, capable of articulating precisely what he wants.

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