The evolving East Washington Avenue corridor could see a new restaurant from the owners of Vintage Brewing Co.
Co-owners Mark and Trent Kraemer are proposing to open Tangent, which would include a restaurant, private dining area, bar and outdoor dining area, at 803 E. Washington Ave. in the same building as Frank Productions’ new concert venue called The Sylvee.
Trent said they plan to offer “more seasonal, more avant garde” food and some of Vintage Brewing’s more creative beers including a mango IPA and a chocolate doughnut stout.
“It’s a tangent of Vintage Brewing Co.,” Trent said. ”It gives us the creative freedom to reinvent ourselves.”
The Kraemers recently opened a new Vintage Brewing Co. facility in Sauk City, and there are four Vintage restaurant locations in Madison.
Though Trent said they had not previously considered the near east side for a new location, the opportunity to be located in the same building as The Sylvee in the growing East Washington Avenue corridor was too good to pass up.
"It’s the place to be," Trent said.
The owners have applied for a liquor and 21+ entertainment license for the establishment, which would have an indoor capacity of 387 and 75 outside. The proposed hours of operation are 11 a.m. until bar time with food available until midnight.
Neighbors are invited to attend a meeting on the proposal June 28 at 7 p.m. in the second floor community room of Festival Foods, 810 E. Washington Ave.
“We’re hoping we’re going to deliver a place the neighborhood can be proud of,” Trent said.
The Alcohol License Review Committee is scheduled to review the application at its July 18 meeting. Madison’s Plan Commission would also need to sign off on the proposal because the establishment would need a conditional use permit to operate in the area, which is zoned as a traditional employment district.