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Melt brings grilled cheese and more to Banks Street in Mid-City 

Melt (2549 Banks St.), the new restaurant from Barcadia partner Miles Tully Jr., will offer grilled cheese and gourmet sandwiches in Mid-City. It is scheduled to open in June.

  The renovated building has 1,700 square feet of dining space on the ground floor and a long granite bar facing an open kitchen. A rear shaded courtyard will have casual patio furniture and plants. A rooftop deck can accommodate 75 to 100 people.

  The menu will feature sandwiches, "similar to what you'd find at [Cochon] Butcher or St. James (Cheese Company)," Tully says. There also will be cheese and charcuterie platters.

  "The amount of things we can do with the kitchen is huge," Tully says. "You can have something fast and casual or you can grab some wine and cheese and take your time."

  The kitchen will add a selection of small plates and may introduce breakfast service depending on the demand, Tully says.

  Melt joins a list of restaurants scheduled to open in coming months on the Banks Street strip. Farmacy, a comfort food concept from a pair of Namese alums, is set to open in the old Dis & Dem burgers spot at 2540 Banks St. Skip Murray's burger joint is moving across the street and is expected to open by fall. Melt will be open 11 a.m. to midnight daily.

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