The owners of a Carytown bar are now making it a double at a new development in Union Hill.
Kevin Liu, Mattias Hagglund, Thomas Leggett and Brandon Peck, owners of The Jasper in Carytown, are preparing to open The Emerald Lounge at 2416 Jefferson Ave.
Emerald will be in the same building as Slurp! Ramen, a noodle bar the group previously signed on for next door in the newly built mixed-use building near Jefferson Avenue’s intersection with North 24th and M streets.
Emerald will have a tropical theme and a slushie machine, though details on its food and drink menus remain scant.
“We’re kicking around ideas,” Lui said. “We’re looking to do mostly bar food, but a little more substantial than (the food at) The Jasper.”
Liu, Hagglund and Leggett opened The Jasper in early 2018 and in recent years brought Peck, the bar’s longtime beverage director, on as a partner. The Jasper is adjacent to Carytown Cupcakes, which Liu also owns.
Liu said they’re hoping to have Slurp open by late 2022 or early 2023, and that Emerald should open shortly after that. Campfire & Co. is designing and branding the space, and Willhouse Construction is the project’s general contractor.
At 1,000 square feet, Emerald will be a bit smaller than The Jasper with seating for about 45 inside plus 14 outdoor patio seats.
Daniil Kleyman and Matt Jarreau are the developers of the two-story building that includes 21 apartments and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. Kleyman said the apartments and commercial space are all now fully leased.
Other commercial tenants in the building include Spotty Dog Ice Cream Co., coworking space CoFlow and George: A Real Estate Group. None of those tenants’ spaces are complete yet, though Kleyman said apartment tenants have moved in.