Khalil Moussa, general manager of Cregeen's Irish Pub, is breaking away to open what he terms a “new American pub” in the space that long housed Julie's on Shackleford Road. Moussa hopes to open Khalil's by September. He says it'll incorporate American, German and Irish influences as well as menu items Julie's regulars convinced him to keep.
The restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner and on Sunday for brunch. The bar area will allow smoking; the restaurant will be non-smoking. Moussa is hoping to get between 14-18 beers on tap for the bar, where he's also developing a special tapas menu. He's looking to host entertainment on weekends and possibly Wednesday and Thursday, too.