Bubbles and snacks are coming this summer to Trapeze, an expansion of Barbette in the former do hair salon space.
“I tasted some amazing pear cider from France not too long ago,” Bartmann said. “…I’m excited to have the opportunity to do something a little bit new.”
The name “Trapeze” is a nod to Barbette, the aerialist famous in the 1920s and 30s.
The menu will be driven by Bartmann along with Barbette’s Executive Chef Marc Dresel.
Bartmann said she is opening Trapeze to address a slowdown in business during nearby construction.
“It’s a very competitive environment, especially for restaurants like Barbette, to remain vital,” she said.
Barbette recently celebrated 25 years in business. Bartmann’s Café Wyrd opened there in 1991.
Instead of an anniversary party, however, they had a baby shower. Bartmann and her partner are adopting a three-year-old girl and two-year-old boy.
Throughout the month of May, a donation line at the bottom of the bill at Barbette will benefit Youth Farm. Neighborhood Night is every Sunday, with food and drink specials from 5-10 p.m.
Trapeze is slated to open in July.