The former La Cantina location on the corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street is finally getting a new tenant! A new article from KWWL says that Barrel House will be moving into the space later this year.

If the name Barrel House sounds familiar, it might be because there are already several locations here in the state of Iowa. The Barrel House website says that there are two in Davenport and one in Dubuque. Back in April, we announced that Marion is getting a Barrel House of their own, too, so the Cedar Rapids location will be the fifth for the Iowa restaurant chain.

Barrel House must be a pretty popular place, considering its expansion into the Corridor. The website reads:

"Established in 2011, Barrel House is a warm, fun and inviting, 'taking care of people' concept. We have fantastic specials like, Barrel Basket Monday’s, Top-it-Off Tuesday, Wine-Down Wednesday and Seltzer Sunday! With our upscale tavern food, you’re sure to find something to love."

After looking through the online menu, I'm very excited for a Cedar Rapids location to open up! They offer a variety of different burgers, including one topped with mac & cheese, plus lots of delicious-sounding sandwiches, like the Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese and the Blackstone Reuben. There are also quesadillas, tacos, salads, wraps, a whole bunch of appetizers, and daily specials all week long.

As of right now, there are no official opening dates set for either the Marion or Cedar Rapids locations, but the article from KWWL says that they are expected to open this fall. You can read more about Barrel House and the new locations HERE.

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