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One Flatbread pizza location will close to make way for ‘playful’ new concept

The Lumsden family opened its first Flatbread Community Oven location in Boise more than a decade ago. The concept bloomed to six locations spanning from Salt Lake City to Bend, Oregon and tweaked its name to Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria.

Now, one of the four local locations will close its doors.

Flatbread’s restaurant on Main Street will serve up its last charred pizza on April 20th. Then, crews will get to work on a total revamp of the interior. When the doors swing back open in June, a whole new concept will be in place – still under the watchful eye of Rob and Lisa Lumsden.

The Lumsden family describes Eight Thirty Common as a gastro-pub with a “chef-driven but playful menu,” alongside cocktails and an expanded craft beer selection.

“We believed and invested in downtown Meridian 11 years ago and believe even more so today. The growth around the downtown core, as well as the residential density in progress and planned is welcomed and exciting,” said Rob Lumsden. “Eight Thirty Common is a neighborhood spot, a high-quality, high-energy option off the beaten path.”

[Permit indicates Trader Joe’s will add Meridian location]

Eight Thirty Common with a new look, food

The restaurant, named for its 830 N. Main St. address, is intended to be a place to gather. The new interior look will focus on grays and earth tones with vintage tile and natural woods. Seating will feature community tables plus booth seating and new TVs and lighting.

The rollup doors and bar will stay put. Crews will work in a new bartop, 12-faucet cast iron tap tower and leather seating.

The menu will take a very different look. Dishes include American Waygu corndog bites with house mustard, tin can nachos, beet salad with walnut vinaigrette, truffled cheesy tots, burgers, salmon, cast iron steaks and more.

A brunch menu will showcase maple bacon donuts, ricotta blueberry pancakes, benedicts, “toast three-ways” and brunch focused cocktails.

“It has been fun to experiment in the kitchen and perfect the menu for Eight Thirty Common,” Eight Thirty Common executive chafe Josh Pejsa said. “The food is approachable yet still unique and a little unexpected. It will appeal to so many people for so many different reasons. I’m most excited for people to try our build-your-own braised carnitas.”

Flatbread in Meridian will hold a grand closing of sorts for dinner on Saturday the 20th. The restaurant will feature food and beverage specials ahead of the remodel work.

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