A new restaurant with a sports bar and arcade could be soon opening in Edgartown. 

The town’s select board Tuesday voted to approve Carlos Gomes Teles Filho’s liquor license application for his new restaurant in the former Sharky’s Cantina on Upper Main street.

Known as Seagrass Bar and Grill, Mr. Teles’ new eatery is planned to have games at the site of the former Brazilian bakery and the bar and restaurant in the former Sharky’s. 

Mr. Teles told the board he would serve pub food such as burgers, pizza and seafood, but he did not give the board a tentative opening date for the restaurant. 

Work at the restaurant has been going on for months after Sharky’s Cantina closed in 2022 when its lease was not renewed. Sharky’s, a Mexican restaurant, first opened on Cinco de Mayo in 2008, just a few years after the Oak Bluffs location opened on Circuit avenue. 

Mr. Teles owns a landscaping company and is also behind the Square Rigger in Edgartown and Nina’s Dine and Dash in Vineyard Haven. 

He did not immediately return a request for comment after the meeting Tuesday. 

The Edgartown select board was in favor of the new restaurant, with members Margaret Serpa and Arthur Smadbeck both voting in favor. Select board member Michael Donroma, who owns the neighboring garden center, was not at the meeting. 

“It’s been redone and refreshed and it’s going to do what it’s always done for some many years,” Ms. Serpa said. 

After the vote Mr. Smadbeck wished the owner good luck. 

“Thanks, I’m going to need it,” Mr. Teles joked.