A restaurant called Melt that will specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches is slated to open in Mid-City.
Thomas Robichaux, former Orleans Parish School Board president and attorney at Geocor Properties, LLC, said the company recently bought the building located at 2549 Banks St. and is leasing it to Miles Tully and Casey Biehl, who announced plans for the restaurant at the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meeting Feb. 9.
"The whole entire concept is going to be based around protein, cheeses and breads," Tully said, adding that the restaurant will offer specialty breads for sandwiches.
Tully, who has been in the restaurant business for 13 years and worked with places such as Barcadia, said that he and Biehl wanted to introduce a "fast, casual concept" to the area. The restaurant will feature a walk-up counter for service and Tully expects to serve liquor.
"Basically if you think of concepts like Company Burger or maybe Dat Dog that's on Magazine Street and Freret, we're going to be doing the same thing," he added. "It's going to be a very fast in-and-out place."