Chef Celina Tio made a splash with her first restaurant when she opened Julian in Brookside five years ago. Her newest concept, located at 1532 Grand — just south of the Power & Light District — will be two dining spots, both to be an homage to her childhood boarding school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The just-opened Collection is named for a gathering spot in the Quaker school: "Each morning, everyone would gather in the Collection Room to hear announcements from students and faculty," Tio says. The still-unopened Belfrey will be even more casual, serving early morning coffee and late-night snacks.
Photography by Angela C. Bond