WAREHOUSE DISTRICT — Neighborhood café and music venue The Belmore/The New Skyway Lounge is now open at 25 4th St. N., the former home of City Billiards.
Owner Ben Hill officially opened the doors at The Belmore on Nov. 12. Prior to opening, he held several soft open events, including a reading from punk rock authorities Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, as well as a performance by Richard Lloyd of the influential 1970s band Television. As a venue, The Belmore/The New Skyway lounge will allow for around 300 people.
The Belmore’s musical acts are booked by Doug Anderson, former owner of Nick and Eddie. Anderson also serves as The Belmore’s cook and pastry chef.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The initial lunch and dinner menu includes several salads, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas. The menu will likely expand further in the future, said Ben Hill. Any new items added will stick with the core concept of high-quality, scratch-made food.
“Everything is premium ingredients,” he said. “Everything is made in the back from scratch.”