- Griffin Swartzell
- The Antler's Piccadilly Bar.
“We decided to dust off a piece of history when we found a bunch of memorabilia,” says Sanders.
The Piccadilly Bar offers 50 beers on tap, plus a further 50 options in cans and bottles, as well as about 100 wines, Sanders says. He’s put chef Rene LeBlanc in charge of the Piccadilly’s kitchen, currently in a soft-open phase with a limited menu.
“Nothing on the menu has gotten anything except really nice response,” Sanders says, noting the pan-seared trout, poutine and a fried green tomato BLT as standouts.
Taking the place of Judge Baldwin’s Brewing Company, Duca’s Pizza will be the third such location in town. The eatery specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas and other Italian classics, plus meat and cheese boards. There will also be more seating than there was at Baldwin’s — Sanders says the renovation added between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet of space.
“You’ll have a walk-up point of sale for grab-and-go, with a beautiful pastry section,” says Sanders, noting in particular a selection of macarons. Traditional sit-down dining will also have 12 beer taps.
“It’s been lightened up everywhere — beautiful dove white with gold trim,” says Sanders. Duca’s will soft-open in early August.
As for the London Grill, Food and Beverage Manager Johnathan Shankland says that while the menu hasn’t been finalized, it’s intended to be a modernization of a mid-20th century supper club. Once the Grill is ready, Shankland says they’ll hold a full grand opening for all three eateries.