A reader pointed me today to a new Facebook page for Willie's Brew and Que
, the long-delayed sports bar that was first announced as coming to the Boilermaker Shops back in 2011
Certainly with October baseball looking staggeringly likely, it would behoove any restaurant or bar in the neighborhood to rush preparations to completion in order to capitalize on hordes of wild-eyed Nats fans converging on the area. However, the long delay in building out the space, followed by the bankruptcy
and associated falderal
surrounding owner Barracks Row Entertainment earlier this year, have made it easy to be skeptical that the restaurant would actually ever open.
So, keep an eye on the western end of the Boilermaker Shops
(at the corner of 3rd and Tingey) to see if white smoke from barbeque equipment signals the arrival of a new restaurant.