A second, smaller location of the Edge neighborhood's Edge Alley restaurant is expected to open by mid-October inside the Ballet Memphis building, restaurant owner Tim Barker said Thursday.
The restaurant will take over the Overton Square space at 2144 Madison Ave. that was once Mama Gaia and will be branded for both Ballet Memphis and Edge Alley but does not yet have a name or an exact opening date.
Barker said he had been working behind the scenes for the past six months to do a small renovation, paint and get the space ready.
"There will be a mix of dishes that we already serve and new items that are adapted to the smaller space," Barker said. "The food will be recognizable as Edge Alley food."
He said it is too soon to share his full menu.
The restaurant will most likely be open Tuesday to Saturday each week and plans to serve breakfast and lunch and have a happy hour.
Like Edge Alley, it will have a full espresso counter. It will also serve local beer, organic wine and have a limited liquor menu with seasonal coffees and cocktails from Edge Alley appearing there, too.