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Charlie's Ale House to Become Acre

Out with the old and in with the new. At least that's the thinking on Clark Street in Andersonville where Anteprima owner Marty Fosse will turn Charlie's Ale House, which he also owns with Tim Rasmussen, into Acre.

Charlie's will shutter on Oct. 3, but don't expect more than some cosmetic changes to brighten up the room. According to a manager, they're going to paint, replace some booths with banquettes and switch up the menu. The gorgeous dark wood bar will remain in place.

Acre will comprise a more New American menu, but will follow Anteprima, which serves rustic Italian, in that the restaurant will focus on more local, market-driven ingredients. Acre will open Oct. 12 and, according to the Stew, will feature a "side-by-side tap room and dining room." The more casual tap room will focus on sandwiches, burgers, salads and lighter fare. The dining room's menu will be broken down into categories: Starters, Odds & Ends, Tidbits and more, and will have a well-priced midweek prix-fixe menu. The kitchen will be overseen by Anteprima chef Carlos Ysaguirre.

Now with Anteprima, Jin Ju, Big Jones, Hopleaf, Acre, Great Lake and the newly opened Vincent, will Andersonville become the city's next hot dining destination?

Fosse Aims for a Mid-October Opening for Acre [The Stew]

Marty Fosse [Photo: The Stew]


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