Metro Grill going into old Bartelli's space

06/25/2014 6:20 PM

08/15/2014 11:32 AM

I blog on a weekend only when the gravity of the situation merits it.

Moments ago, I was folding laundry when dining panelist Natasha Creasman texted me news of an exciting development. A sign in the old Bartelli’s Pizzeria spot at 10330  W. Central indicates that a Metro Grill will open there. Bartelli’s vacated the space in September after 10 years in business.

I immediately called Michael Gonzalez out at his Waterfront location at 10096 E. 13th St., and he confirmed it. Metro Grill will open in that space in about a month.

“The west side has said they want us for a long time,” he said.

The restaurant will have all his regular menu items, including his fabulous BOB and Cuban sandwiches. Customers will order at the counter, take a number and wait for their food to be delivered to the tables.

Gonzalez said he got a great deal on the space and couldn’t turn it down.

He also told me that he plans to start serving alcohol in his Waterfront location next week and will have a grand re-opening event. I’ll let you know more about that soon.

Gold star for Natasha.

About Denise Neil

Denise has been an Eagle reporter since 1997. She writes about pop culture on Sundays, reviews restaurants on Fridays and blogs at Dining with Denise. Previously, she worked for the Chattanooga Times and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

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