BREAKING: Screen Door gone, new Lombardi brasserie to open

Screen Door, the eatery in One Arts Plaza opened by Scott Jones but currently under new management, is closing on Saturday. Employees were told earlier this week.

A source in a knowledgable position says a new restaurant will open there as early as October. The new resto, part of Lombardi Family Concepts, will debut Cafe Des Artistes. Owner Alberto Lombardi has long hoped to open a classic brasserie and piano lounge, and the space, adjacent to the AT&T Performing Arts Center, makes the ideal pre- and post-theater stopover.

Lombardi had been looking at the space where The Commissary was until recently operated; that has since closed and Ziziki’s announced it will take over that space soon.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones