The Southerleigh restaurant franchise is coming to Brooks, either in late 2020 or early 2021, according to projections.

South Side residents and others will get to taste the culinary creations of chef/owner Jeff Balfour, who launched the original Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery in 2015 at Pearl.

The Southerleigh Hospitality Group opened a new eatery at The Rim Sept. 30, to be followed by the site at Brooks.

Originally, the Brooks location was going to be called Southerleigh Coast & Comfort, but now will be named Southerleigh Haute South instead.

The Brooks restaurant is being billed as a high-end seafood spot, to be located in what used to be the Officers’ Club at the former Brooks Air Force Base.

At the same location, Balfour is poised to open his second brewery, Southerleigh Brewing Co., where the former Air Force chapel once stood.

Southerleigh Haute South is coming to Brooks and will occupy the site of the former air base’s Officers’ Club, allowing patrons to enjoy nature and fresh air.

The architect, Alvaro González-Guerra Gómez, a Guadalajara, Mexico, native, studied in Spain. A principal in the architectural firm Gomez Vazquez International, he and his family have been San Antonians since 2008.

Gómez thinks diners will love the new South Side eatery, which he described as a “great outdoor space” with large shade trees.

“What we aim to do is to provide an experience for the patrons, that will trigger a positive emotional response for them in the moment, so that they have a desire to come back,” he said.

He added, “The brewery is going to be a focal point of the project and we’re excited about

Article originally published here: Southerleigh franchise heads south to Brooks