BelAir Cantina to open restaurant at The Corners of Brookfield

BelAir Cantina will open at The Corners of Brookfield April 17 but served food over the weekend.

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:00 pm

Cali-Mex restaurant BelAir Cantina will open its fifth location, at The Corners of Brookfield on April 7.

BelAir Cantina will open at The Corners of Brookfield April 7.
BelAir Cantina will open at The Corners of Brookfield April 7.

BelAir was announced as the latest tenant Friday of the 750,000-square-foot mixed-use development at I-94 and Barker Road in the Town of Brookfield.

BelAir will be located in a key location of The Corners, the market square, where developers are hoping to create a public plaza. The 250-seat restaurant will feature BelAir’s signature outdoor patio.

“We have a vision of what we want this to be, and if we get the right tenants, the people will do the rest,” said Robert Gould, vice president of U.S. operations for IM Properties, one of the developers of the project. Gould said when his real estate brokers brought him the idea of BelAir, he visited the Wauwatosa location and knew it was the right fit.

BelAir owner Leslie Montemurro said since BelAir opened its first restaurant in Milwaukee in 2010, customers have been asking for a location in the western suburbs.

“The Corners is a perfect fit for us,” Montemurro said.

BelAir has two locations in Milwaukee and restaurants in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square development.

Earlier this week, The Corners of Brookfield announced Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa would join its growing list of tenants. When complete, The Corners will include 400,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space, anchored by a 140,000-square-foot Von Maur department store and a 30,000-square-foot Sendik’s Food Market. The complex also will include 244 luxury apartment homes and parking for more than 1,700 cars.

Other announced retailers include Anthropologie, Arhaus, Café Hollander, Evereve, Francesca’s, Free People, lululemon athletica, L.L.Bean, Paper Source, Scout and Molly’s, and Twigs.

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