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Main Street revival: Guys behind Continental Club plan Natachee's

Main Street revival: Guys behind Continental Club plan Natachee's

If you like the eclectic, down-home Texas vibe of the Continental Club, put Natachee's on your radar.

Tentatively set to open in late July or August and owned by CC partner Pete Gordon, any doubt the restaurant will have the same spirit as Gordon's other project is quickly erased. After all, the official title isn't restaurant and bar, but 'Supper 'n' Punch.'

Calling it a burger joint might be a little reductive, but the sliders Natachee's served at the Art Car VIPit party already have some foodies buzzing. "The menu is American classic comfort food. We had a group of chefs who designed it but it's very relaxed, not chef-driven," Gordon says.

"As far as the interiors go it's all based around the historic details from the building that I've been uncovering as I've renovated it the past eight months," Gordon says. "There's some great trusswork and architectural details that were covered up, I think in the '60s. The building dates back to 1930 or so ... it has those art deco touches. And when I go to fill it out I use a lot of recycled materials, a lot of found objects with a mix of historical objects for an eclectic vibe."

The main focus will be on food, though there will be a healthy bar scene complete with live music sets. "We will have a space for live performances, the kind of things we like to do at Continental Club but don't always get a chance to," he says.

Gordon's Continental Club partner Bob Schulz owns the real estate on the stretch of Main Street across from the Continental Club, and the duo are renovating the buildings that will hold Natachee's and four other new businesses —a hair salon called Big Cats, a men's clothing store and a coffee shop among them.