A new upscale restaurant and events center will be opening in downtown Cheyenne later this year.
The Metropolitan Downtown, which will feature “New American Cuisine,” is a restaurant being built by Cheyenne businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Sam Galeotos. In addition to the 200-seat bar and restaurant, the Metropolitan will contain an events center called Gallery at the Mid that will seat up to 260 people.
Katy Rinne, marketing strategist for the facility, said she and Galeotos both saw a need for more entertainment options in Cheyenne.
“Sam has grown up in Cheyenne, I myself grew up in Cheyenne and we recognized the need for more entertainment and hospitality businesses, especially in downtown Cheyenne,” she said.
The operators of the restaurant, which is set to open in June, plan to rely on a high quality of food and enjoyable atmosphere to keep the business popular.
“We want a place that is comfortable for everyone to come into that you enjoy, you want to go back to that space, you want to have that dish again, you enjoyed visiting with your server,” Rinne said.
“New American Cuisine” is made up of traditional American fare along with dishes from the different cultures that have made America their home, said Metropolitan Chef Juan Coronado, a former chef for several downtown Denver restaurants.
“So we have your steaks, pastas, seafood and then we also have some flavors like Latin, Asian, Mediterranean,” he said. “It just captures all the cuisines.”
The restaurant’s menu will change with the seasons and will include fresh meats and produce from local sources, Coronado said.