The Jacobson restaurant in the Crossroads Arts District is expanding.
Michael Werner, Michael Edmondson and Pat Phelan opened the restaurant and bar in mid-2012 at 2050 Central St. Since then they have received many requests to book events, in the 25- to 100-person range. So when a 3,000-square-foot space on the east side of the building became available, the partners signed a lease.
Construction will start later this week to convert it into a private event space seating up to 100 people, with its own bar. They are dubbing it The Central and have hired a full-time sales manager who is taking reservations for events starting in early April. The owners also will expand the Jacobson kitchen to accommodate the event space.
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Customers booking the space can utilize the Jacobson menu or work with the culinary team to customize a menu.
The Jacobson serves such items as baked shrimp and king crab dip, braised lamb shanks, espresso-rubbed Duroc pork confit, pan-roasted Cornish game hens, specialty burgers and entree salads.
It also has a patio seating 120 people with a outdoor bar that can be booked for private events.