Jillian's Says Farewell With Closing Party Saturday Night
The billiards club space will be a lounge by spring
Jillian's will close its doors by spring, and the space will be converted into a lounge with light fare, new furniture and live music.
Kim Lisboa, who's owned the building on Cedar Road since the '90s and will operate the new business, said there will be a farewell party Saturday night for the billiards club. All are welcome.
Blue Fish Crisis will play, there is a $5 cover at the door and people will start arriving around 8 p.m., she said. The space is nearly 10,000 square feet and can hold 600 people, and she said she hopes to pack the place.
She has not announced the name of the new establishment yet.
"It will be an upscale restaurant, bar, lounge, where I'm going to serve tapas, lighter portions, nothing heavy, and create a New York chic, Miami Beach ambiance," Lisboa said.
She also hopes to schedule bands to play "fun, nice background music" on the weekends, but details are not yet finalized.
The pool tables (complete with two sticks, a rack and balls) and the light fixtures are on sale, said Sharon Marché, who will be the general manager of the new business. People can still come in and play until the tables are sold, she said, and they plan to keep the about 20-year-old business open during renovations.
The goal is to open the new place by April, but it could be earlier or get delayed, Marché said.
There will still be a few pool tables in a back room, which will be a private party space, she said.
For more information about the party Saturday night or purchasing pool tables and lights, call Jillian's at 216-397-0900.