Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar announced for 434 Pearl Street, coming in the Spring of 2020.

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From the Board and You page at Fb.

Good sleuthing by the Jeffersonville newspaper’s reporter Brooke McAfee. I had no idea the charcuterie board guys were contemplating a bricks ‘n’ mortar eatery downtown.

Bistro, wine bar to open in downtown New Albany, by Brooke McAfee (Tom May’s Perpetual Sermonizer)

NEW ALBANY — A local business has gained a large following with its artistically-styled boards of meats and cheeses, and now, the owners are taking their vision to another level.

The co-owners of Board and You, a charcuterie board catering service, are planning to expand their business with a new restaurant in downtown New Albany. The Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar is scheduled to open in spring of 2020 at 434 Pearl Street.

New Albany couple Zack Flanagan and Sean Lara founded Board and You started only five months ago in April, and the business has taken off. The business delivers customized charcuterie boards for both small groups and large corporate events.

Note that 434 Pearl Street is the corner commercial space where Matt McMahan intended to launch a cidery a few years ago. Matt no longer owns the building.

Within the past few weeks, Jimmy’s Music Center was sold, renamed (Kentuckiana Music Center) and relocated to 132 E. Elm — same building, different side.

The owners divulge a bit about their business plan.

“Just like the boards that we create, presentation is probably the biggest selling point, in my opinion, just because when you first see it, it’s like wow, I’ve never seen anything like this, that’s incredible,” Lara said. “The same exact thing is going to apply to all of the dishes…I’m going to be working side by side with the [chef] creating the best presentation layout for all of our plates.”

Flanagan, who grew up in New Albany, is excited to contribute to the growth of the city’s culinary scene.

“There’s not really a wine bar in the area,” Flanagan said. “It’s going to be different than your typical wine bar that has small bites and all that stuff — you’ll have the opportunity to order a full-scale dinner if you like. We’re really excited for that, and just the overall atmosphere and presentation of the building — I think it’s just going to be something that people have not seen before.”

Welcome to the jungle, Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar.

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