Julian’s BBQ, Beer & Wine ribbon-cutting on Thursday

HAYWARD — Julian’s BBQ, Beer & Wine will have a ribbon-cutting by the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 28.

The restaurant has live jazz on the weekends, and plans call for expanding to other nights.

It has been open with limited hours for several months. Its owner, Keith Burks, is also founder of BJK’s Rib Factory of Bethel Island, Team Rib Factory Catering of Concord and Team Rib Factory of Walnut Creek.

Outdoor seating is planned for the front and side of the restaurant, which is between A and B streets on the east side of Foothill. On the side of the restaurant in the breezeway, an outdoor stage has been built.

New front windows can be slid open during warmer weather, much like restaurants along University in Palo Alto.

Workers are finishing up the renovated facade, which has new lighting.

On the same block, Chalk It Up! billiards parlor has been renovated and is getting a new entrance. Cyclepath has redone its display windows, and a new sign is coming soon. A few doors down from Julians’s, Doc’s Wine and Cheese Revival opened late last year and features a certified sommelier.