While undergoing extensive renovations in its current location, Michael's Cafe in Timonium is also planning to open another restaurant next year.
It will also be called Michael's and will have a slightly different concept, according to a press release. But the new venue, to be located on Charles Street in Federal Hill, will still serve popular menu items like the crab cakes and burgers in addition to new dishes.
Meanwhile, the Timonium location is in the midst of big expansion, adding an area called The Patio at Michael's Cafe. It will include two bars, an outdoor lounge, and a dining area.
The first phase of the renovation is expected to be completed by the end of the summer, with other improvements taking place later this year. The restaurant remains fully operational during the construction.
The footprint—once a small neighborhood bar before opening as Michael's in 1990—has come a long way under the ownership of the Dellis family.