As Chef Lynn Pritchard is getting ready to shut the doorways of the unique Table 128 Bistro and Bar in Clive after almost 10 years of service, plans are underway for a brand new and improved Desk 128 in downtown Des Moines.
Pritchard introduced Wednesday that the fine-dining restaurant will lease the southwest bay of the brand new Gray’s Landing business mixed-use constructing on the nook of S.W. Ninth Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.
He hopes to have the restaurant open by November.
“It was the primary property that I checked out amongst about 4 or 5 others that every one had nice potential,” Pritchard stated. “The information all actually appeared to coalesce that it was an ideal location with its proximity to downtown, nice parking, a signaled intersection and progress within the neighborhood. It was simply the location.”
The restaurant will cowl 2,400 sq. toes, comparable in measurement to the present location, however will supply an up to date, elevated design that brings Desk 128 into the twenty first century, Pritchard stated. Main the design course of is Simonson & Associates Architects and Ryan Staiert Inside Design.
The downtown location additionally can have a a lot bigger patio area than the Clive restaurant, with the flexibility to seat round 40 folks. Different modifications embrace a personal eating room and a semi-exposed kitchen the place diners will be capable to see the motion behind their meals.
Developed by Sherman Associates, the Grey’s Touchdown mixed-use constructing additionally will home the corporate’s regional workplace and tenants together with Starbucks, Paragon IT Professionals and Estes Building. The constructing has an 1,100-square-foot convention room and a rooftop terrace that might be obtainable for Desk 128 visitors to hire for personal occasions.
“You’ve this sweeping panorama from Meredith Company all the best way round to Principal Park,” Pritchard stated of the view.
The unique Desk 128 location at 12695 College Ave. will shut its doors permanently on July 24 after months of lease negotiations took the owner in a unique course.