We made it out to Disney Springs this morning and found that Bongos continues to be gutted ahead of a transformation into “Beatrix”.
Beatrix, owned by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (a Chicago-based restaurant group), will open their first restaurant in Florida at Disney Springs West Side. Beatrix is your neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and grab-and-go market featuring healthy food options including vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan along with fresh-squeezed juice cocktails. The restaurant will also offer a bakery and full-service bar with a selection of all-American beer and wine. Executive Partner and Divisional President, Marc Jacobs, explains “Beatrix represents the way people are eating today – it’s that mix of health and comfort. Whether grabbing a cup of coffee and your favorite pastry, or having a cocktail, lunch, or dinner with friends, it’s your neighborhood meeting place.”
While the work seems to be quite extensive, it looks like the structure itself may stick around with heavy modifications. Disney hasn’t released concept art for the finished product, so it’s impossible to say if they will eventually demolish the entire structure, but the work seems to be somewhat surgical, if not a bit messy. Here’s a look around the space as of this morning.
Disney has not given an opening date for Beatrix yet.
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