Downtown along McLevy Green is undergoing a brighter face. New housing units, a comedy club expected to open soon and the grand opening of Harlan Haus German beer hall on Wednesday anchor the revitalized McLevy Square area.
Chef Stephen Lewandowski, who operates restaurants in Stamford and Norwalk, will open his “brews, brats and Bridgeport” experience in the former People’s Bank building at State and Main. Check out menus and more here.
Jessica Ryan of CT Bites has more:
Five years ago Chef Stephen Lewandowski launched Harlan Social in the heart of the new and emerging South End area in Stamford. Named after his son Harlan, the modern American gastropub quickly rose into a mainstay for locals. Harlan Publick would open next, in the heart of SoNo. The local favorite offers creative comfort food and a wide offering of beverages. On January 10th, Harlan Haus, will open to the public. The German-inspired Bier and Wurst hall in the historic People’s Bank Building built in 1917.
A century later the well preserved, 7,000-square-foot space perfectly marries the historic Neoclassical elements with today’s modern influences. Most of the building’s architectural details remain well preserved from the elegant light fixtures above, to the curved teller bank wall that separates the bar area from the rest of the restaurant. Harlan Haus is poised for success with its promise to offer superb, innovative, family-friendly fare in a social setting.
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