First, let us get this out of the way: Bar Carlo isn’t going anywhere…at least not for the duration of their lease, which will keep them serving up your favorite brunch for several more years at a minimum.
However, the building which houses the neighborhood fixture is up for sale.
What does this mean for you? Well, for one, it is an attempt to reassure you that one of Foster’s best dining options isn’t going anywhere. Secondly, it’s to solicit offers from local investors who seek to maintain the building in a fashion that best fits the neighborhood scale and character.
Above Bar Carlo are seven apartments, which, we imagine, will someday be prime living quarters. In fact, as Foster Road develops, this could be the model (after a bit of renovation, perhaps) of what mixed-use buildings could potentially look like: ground floor commercial space, and modest, multi-unit residential space above. With the “heart of Foster” being primed for growth, this building plays a vital role in neighborhood vitality, and without a doubt will benefit from the someday-opearational theater next door.
And if the Saturday and Sunday morning crowds are any indication, Bar Carlo’s presence will benefit its new neighbors, too. In that same vein, it is time to celebrate that presence, as Bar Carlo will be marking their five year anniversary this Saturday, 2/25. To bring in year six in style, DJ’s Mike Steele, Mason Fisher, and Melody will be spinning club classics and 80’s hits Saturday night, from 9p until closing. Come out and show your love for FoPo’s own. They’ve definitely earned it.
With that, we wish you a happy birthday. May you find a decent buyer and friendly landlord.