By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Sep 04, 2020 at 2:31 PM

A brand new expansion at the BelAir Cantina located at The Corners of Brookfield will make its debut today, Sept. 4.

Construction has been completed on a new 3,000 square foot addition, which includes a massive new 85-foot indoor/outdoor bar, new décor including a living garden wall and mural, a private room optimal for a socially-distanced celebrations and expanded seating on Market Square.

The former restaurant space will be closed temporarily to accommodate additional renovations, with a grand opening of the full restaurant planned for October.

The expansion, which is a joint investment between BelAir and Brookfield Corners, LLC, will increase the restaurant’s total size to 8,150 sq. ft., allowing for more patrons to be seated while adhering to social distance requirements and helping to decrease table wait times.

"We’ve been thrilled to be a part of The Corners since its beginning and love serving the Town of Brookfield and Waukesha County communities," said Matt Roman Lopez, BelAir Cantina director of operations in a release on the expansion. "We thank all of our patrons for their patience during construction over the past several months and we can’t wait to debut our state-of-the-art new space to our guests."

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.