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‘50s Style Diner Slated for Summer Opening on 8th Avenue

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Fat Kat Slim’s comes from the owners of Earnest Bar & Hideaway


Fat Kat Slim’s, a ‘50s style diner with a stocked jukebox, is coming to the former Pour House space at the corner of 8th Avenue South and Division Street this summer. The two-story restaurant and bar at 730 8th Avenue South says they’ll have diner favorites, jukebox hits, and ‘50s themed decor.

The upcoming diner comes from Paul Cercone and Christopher Weber of Earnest Bar & Hideaway (formerly Hemingway’s), alongside partner Manny Hatz.

Fat Kat Slim’s will serve a “nostalgic comfort food” menu from chef Larry Carlile, also of Earnest Bar & Hideaway. The two-story restaurant and bar’s first floor will be sock hop-inspired, featuring a stocked jukebox. Upstairs is planned as a “celebration of Motown” while guests overlook the Gulch and downtown from the deck.

Nostalgia will be a focus, and so will diners’ interaction with staff in character. Industry veteran and manager Bonnie Valentine will coordinate staff uniforms and decor for Fat Kat Slim’s, which is expected to open sometime this summer.