AT580 lands upscale steakhouse as anchor tenant EXCLUSIVE

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J. Hamman Prime signed a lease for 9,100 square feet at the newly named AT580 in downtown Cincinnati. The restaurant is targeting a late fall opening.

At first glance it may look like the building landed a different steakhouse to anchor the corner of Sixth and Walnut streets, but Mo’s A Place for Steaks recently rebranded its locations to the J. Hamman Prime name.

Jeremiah Hamman, manager of the Indianapolis-based restaurant, said he can’t wait to become part of Cincinnati’s dining landscape.

“I love this market, it’s very similar to Indianapolis,” Hamman told me Tuesday. “We think we can add to the dining scene, give people another option and become part of the local community.”

The region’s large number of businesses, plus two professional sports teams in theCincinnati Reds and Bengals, make the city attractive. Hamman also said the new owners of AT580, Tony Birkla and David Anderson, who also are from Indianapolis, have an exciting plan for the building.

“The energy is amazing and we’re just very excited for the opportunity,” Hamman said.

The restaurant will have seating for 65 at the bar, 110 seats in the main dining room and 110 more seats in private dining areas. The largest private dining area, which will have 80 seats, will be closed off by an accordion sound-proof wall that can open to accommodate more seats in the main dining area.

Birkla plans to open up the windows along Sixth Street to make the restaurant more inviting. J. Hamman Prime will have a lounge at the corner of its space. There will also be a patio on the Sixth Street side of the restaurant for outdoor seating.