By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

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