Lavomatic to Close for Remodel

This just crossed my email…

“Lavomatic will close just temporarily. To ensure the restaurant remains open to World Choir Games guests, Lavomatic has timed its temporary closing to coincide with the closing of the World Choir Games. Beginning Sunday, July 15 – and for twelve days only — Lavomatic will close just long enough to undergo a total re-design. Expect an entirely new atmosphere: new floors, lighting and furniture. Even the bar is getting a make-over.

But the physical décor isn’t all that’s changing. Lavomatic re-opens on Thursday, July 26, just in time for the Cincinnati Opera’s performance of La Traviata. When diners return to this downtown urban cafe and wine bar, they will also sit down to an entirely new menu. Lavomatic is adding a little Charleston Low Country to its already existing urban chic. This shouldn’t be much of a stretch for Lavomatic, which already dazzles diners with other Low Country favorites, including Cajun grilled salmon with bourbon butter greens and sweet corn puree; and, grilled BBQ pork chops with honey carrots and a red, white and blue potato salad. And from 3:30 to 6:30, Sunday through Thursday, Lavomatic will offer select bottles of wine for $20 each.”

I wasn’t aware that they had a low country focus, but I’ll be interested to see how they up their ante to compete with a burgeoning restaurant district in Over-the-Rhine.