Last October, Kingside Diner announced that it would be moving a short distance away, into the former Gamlin Whiskey House space, at 236 N. Euclid in the Central West End.
Kingside closed its previous location last week and softly reopened in the new space at 6 a.m. on March 29. “We said it would open in first quarter of 2021,” says owner Aaron Teitelbaum. “We made it by two days.”
Kingside Diner held its grand opening on Monday, April 5; a later night offshoot, Kingside After Dark, will launch later this month.
Quite a bit was accomplished during the restaurant’s 60-day turnaround. The sprawling space was lightened and brightened, largely due to walls painted white with black accents—the same signature tones used at Kingside’s Clayton location, which opened in 2019 in the Clayton on the Park building. A white quartzite counter replaced the prior wooden bartop. The kitchen was overhauled from floor to ceiling tile. The basement is home to new coolers and a pastry prep area. Teitelbaum even reclaimed some restaurant space to add three additional bathrooms, all with touchless faucets and fixtures.
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