An old Granby Street favorite, Sirena’s closed down a few months ago and in its place could rise a new Italian eatery called Leone’s, complete with rooftop dining and a small market next door (where the barber shop existed until recently.
According to the design plans, the owner of 456 Fish and Byrd and Baldwin (amongst other well-known downtown establishments) would renovate the building and add a 400 square foot addition to the back of the building to accommodate a second floor to allow for eating outside. More, from the application:
Leone’s will be an Italian themed venue featuring chef inspired menus emphasizing fresh local products. The venue will boast roof top dining, outside seating and a small retail component offering cheeses, pasta sauces and prepared dishes from our kitchen. Also offered for retail sales will be olives, olive oils, and select, largely Italian wines. Restaurant guests will have internal access to the retail space. Wines for sale for off premise consumption will be at both room temperature (red wines) and chilled (white wines). Guests will be able as well to cork and carry home unfinished wine bottles served to them during dinner.
The plans are making their way through the approval process and should be reviewed for land usage at tonight’s city council meeting.
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