Workers have completed renovations at Belvedere Square bar Grand Cru and will hold its grand opening on Friday. The bar officially changed hands earlier this month following the unexpected death last summer of its original owner Nelson Carey, who was a beloved Baltimore food and beverage industry veteran.
New owner J.C.Unitas, grandson of legendary NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas, has changed the menu a bit, according to the bartenders, but the name and the feel of the place remain the same. Though the young Unitas is only 26, he comes with experience in the food industry: He was the sommelier at Petit Louis.
Several members of the Nelson Carey team stayed on board, so expect to see some familiar faces if you go on Friday. The bar had its soft opening last Friday and has been open all week.