The owner of The Brixton told his employees today that Boystown restaurant Taverna 750 will take over its Andersonville space. Taverna will reopen on Clark Street on Sept. 2, according to a news release. Earlier this week, Taverna ownership announced the popular Boystown haunt would close at the end of the month after a landlord dispute. Owner Paul Cannella was unable to be reached for comment, and its unclear what date The Brixton will close.
The Tribune first reported the news, as the deal apparently came together unexpectedly and quickly. The second floor, which won’t open until October, will be more like a supper club, while the first floor will be reminiscent of the old Taverna with a few new twists.
The Brixton’s owner, Ted Webler, will be the majority owner of the new Taverna. The old owner, Paul Cannella, will hold an equity stake, according to the Trib. Taverna 750 spent five years in Boystown. The Brixton brought a punk-rock edge to Andersonville with creative food and beverages when it opened in 2013.