in the long-run, you need to make the area attractive to prospective restaurant-owners.
theaters, shops, galleries, concert venues, and other destinations will bring the traffic needed to support a restaurant. when an area has enough demand for restaurants to support them, restaurants will spring up.
It has also worked in reverse. From what I understand, the restaurant Printer's Row (almost) singlehandedly turned around the area now known as Printer's Row.
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