The London Plane joins Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, and Bar Sajor as notches on Matt Dillon's growing restaurateur belt. And as previously reported on Tuesday, the day it opened, London Plane is part of a two-phase project. Eventually, the plan is for this new smallish space to just be retail, wine bar and event space. Says Dillon's camp:
We want to work with the neighborhood offices and do office parties, meetings or even small catered lunches and things like that. The larger space next door is where the larger food program is going to live. The breads that we do now...we'll actually have a bakery and pastry kitchen, so a lot of the production will be done over there. For now, London Plane offers small snacky things, like cold cuts, nuts, veggies, salads, cheese and olives. And because there's no kitchen, most of the production is being done at The Corson Building until the new place opens at the other end of Occidental Park (later this year is the plan).
London Plane is open Tuesday-Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, with plans to extend until 9 pm before the month is over.