Demolition has begun of the old Blue Moon Saloon — last known as the Art Bar — on Euclid to make way for the Bear & the Butcher, a new restaurant and bar coming from the family behind Pazzo’s, The Beer Trappe and The Village Idiot.
The new restaurant, which is expected to open later this year, will feature craft sliders, a large variety of house-made sausages, Lexington craft beers, wine and cocktails, according to Tom Behr who bought the property in 2015.
There will be a full bar downstairs with lots of televisions in “an urban chic setting,” said Behr. The upstairs will have an atrium overlooking the main floor as well as a two-sided bar on the balcony overlooking Euclid with outside seating on the balcony and on the sidewalk. Glass garage-style doors will open on both levels.
Behr’s sons Brett Behr, who owns The Beer Trappe, and Brian Behr, who owns The Village Idiot, will own and jointly operate the new place. Bear & The Butcher will be open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.