1. Bellwether

Restaurateur Jonathan Insetta plans to open his newest venture called Bellwether at 100 North Laura Street in early April 2017. With a menu similar to Insetta’s Black Sheep, the 120-seat casual yet sophisticated restaurant will offer an eclectic mix of timeless fare for lunch and dinner. As an example, the 4,700-square-foot restaurant’s burger program will include beef, chicken, the beet burger veggie option, a fried chicken sandwich and a “gooey cheeseburger.”

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2. Bold City Brewery Downtown

Bold City Brewery is in the process of opening a new brewery and taproom at 109 E. Bay Street, next to the Cowford Chophouse. The new three-barrel system in the shotgun-style downtown location is intended to give brewers a chance to try new recipes and brew small, single batches. When it opens in early 2017, it will include 12 taps on-site.

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