Butcher & Bee Requests BAR Approval for New Venture

A new project associated with Butcher & Bee is on this afternoon’s Board of Architectural Review agenda.

David Thompson Architects, the firm responsible for the design of Butcher & Bee, is slated to ask the board to grant conceptual approval for renovation of 652 King St., a 1940s building roughly in front of the popular restaurant. According to the agenda, the renovations will include “new windows, paint and tile.”

It’s impossible to tell from the submitted sketches exactly what’s in store for the venue, and owner Michael Shemtov is staying mum on the subject. But there are a few illustrated hints: Whatever is within the building will be known as The Daily: By Butcher & Bee. In the drawings, baguettes and beer growlers are visible through the frosted windows. So perhaps it’s a provisions shop? Have a look for yourself here.

Summerville’s Mellow Mushroom Opening Next Week

mellow3Michael Shemtov, owner of Butcher & Bee and the downtown and Avondale Mellow Mushrooms, recently sent over the above picture of the newest addition to his local pizza empire.

Although Shemtov didn’t provide a caption to accompany the photo of the Summervile Mellow Mushroom, it appears to have been shot during a staff training session. That makes sense, since the restaurant at 1306 N. Main St. is scheduled to open sometime next week.

According to Shemtov, the new restaurant seats 150 people, and features a “big patio”, 24 beers on taps and murals by local artist Douglas Panzone. For opening updates, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.