New business continues “green” trend at 51st and Blue Mound
Story Hill BKC, a wine bar and spirits shop serving an array of food and drink options, is opening fully today.
First it was Irish taverns providing the “green” near N. 51st St. and W. Blue Mound Rd. Then sustainable aquaponics business Central Greens opened there a few years ago, and now a new restaurant built using recycled materials is joining the group of businesses in the busy corridor.
Story Hill BKC, a wine bar and spirits shop serving an array of food and drink options, is opening fully today at 5100 W. Blue Mound Rd., Alderman Michael J. Murphy said. Co-owners Dan Sidner and Joe Muench, who also own Blue’s Egg and Maxie’s, have tastefully renovated the space for Story Hill BKC, including using re-purposed materials throughout, such as floorboards from an older home in Hartland (now the backdrop for the bar area) and corrugated metal from an old silo near Richland Center forming a dropped ceiling directly above the bar area.
Alderman Murphy, who met with the owners and worked to ensure the new restaurant would be a positive fit for the neighborhood, said he is pleased with the new addition to the business cluster along W. Blue Mound Rd. “Story Hill BKC is very simply a great addition to the neighborhood and to the mix of establishments on Blue Mound in Story Hill, and I am very pleased with what Dan and Joe have done with the location,” he said.
Story Hill BKC breakfast is counter service, with quick food for take-out or dining in. The menu features spreads and breads, meats, crepes, pastries, and baked egg dishes, such as shakshuka. Lunch is inspired by the Upper Midwest and global cooking techniques and features soups, salads and sandwiches. Dinner is organized around the ideas of Taste, Pass and Share, offering a versatile dining experience.
At the bar there will be draught beer, wine, coffee and cocktails for the restaurant. The restaurant will also feature freshly squeezed juices available for take-out or dine-in.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this neighborhood, and to provide a versatile space for neighbors to gather and enjoy food and beverages throughout the day,” Mr. Sidner said.
Story Hill BKC will be open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, with dinner offered Tuesday through Saturday. Hours are as follows: Sunday — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (shop open until 7 p.m.); Tuesday–Thursday — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday–Saturday — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The wine and spirits shop will also be open all week long (closing at 7 p.m. on Mondays, but in general closing at 9 p.m.), with abbreviated hours on Sunday and Monday.