“As a bartender, this is what you kind of like always dream of: having a place of your own, and I’m making that a reality,” said owner Katie Jarvis. “It’s crazy but I’m very excited.”
The Lombardy Street building had been home to Bogart’s, Balliceaux and others, and was supposed to be the site for the new Sprezza Italian restaurant.
Lindsey Food Group also has signed a lease for the former Grimaldi’s space in the mall, giving it three restaurants in the works at the mall’s entrance near H&M.
“It’s a great concept and it’s doing great in the Fan,” said RRG’s Michelle Williams. “We’re just older and moving away from any business that has a drinking-focus and a post-dinner element to it.
Kline’s Dairy Bar, which has locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Lynchburg, recently bought an outparcel at Cosby Village Square, where it plans to open a new-construction store next summer.
After forging a following from behind a deli counter in Scott’s Addition, Mahmoud Farah is looking to turn his shawarma spot into a proper restaurant.
The closure comes just months after The Circuit’s owner sold its building to a local developer. The Circuit was among the first trendy, entertainment-focused bars to arrive in Scott’s Addition.
“I wanted the customer to tell me, ‘Man, that’s not just a Philly. That’s a bad-ass Philly,” founder Mohamed Salama said of the origins of the restaurant’s name.
Fueled in part by his winnings from the HBO Max show “The Big Brunch,” Daniel Harthausen will open his first full-time restaurant in the space where Carytown Cupcakes currently resides.
Its future home, Jewett-Bass Hall, is a two-story building that dates to 1870. The new restaurant’s name is a reference to the year the structure was built.