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.