I’m also getting some details on another new downtown grub spot — Ballpark Cafe and will post those ASAP.
ORIGINAL POST, 2/18: It’s turned into “opening” weekend in Fresno. Of course, there’s the Club Rome opening. But two anticipated downtown spots are now fully up and running too. I told you about them last month — Karma Restaurant and Lounge (the old 2039) and Heroes Sports Lounge (the once Hero’s, then Austin’s).
Karma has been serving lunch for a while, but just this week it got its liquor license approved and will now be open at night for dinner as well as DJs, dancing, etc. Karma is open until midnight Sunday-Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It opens at 11 a.m. for lunch, has a happy hour starting at 3 p.m. and serves dinner starting at 5 p.m.
For this first weekend, owner Morgan Doizaki says he’ll have a DJ and the dancefloor open but won’t be operating as a “nightclub” yet.
Heroes — they’ve seemingly corrected the Hero’s/Heroes thing, so commenters will be happy — is now open as well. You’ll remember that Club One Casino owner Kyle Kirkland heads the new ownership group and is looking to do the downtown sports bar vibe correctly. It’s pretty typical sports bar fare from what I’ve heard — pizza, sliders, etc. So far it’s getting pleasant reviews on Twitter.
PREVIOUSLY: New life for downtown spots Hero’s and 2039