The location has seen turnover recently, with shorts stints for the Greek Meat Guy and George’s Light Lunch before it. But Burns is taking a long view with his new restaurant, looking to gradually add new components.
“We plan on being here for a while,” he said.
Eventually, Burns plans to bring in video games and air hockey, along with board games for people to play at their tables, hoping to make it a hang-out spot.
Once the place gets into a rhythm, he also hopes to expands the hours to 1 a.m. on the weekends and 11 p.m. during the week. For now, it’s open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Burns said he was happy to fill the location with an independent, neighborhood eatery instead of a chain.
“I didn’t want to see it become a corporate spot,” he said. “I wanted to add value to the Southside.”