They've been gutting and renovating this on the inside for months - I keep seeing kitchen equipment moved and the upstairs has been taken down to studs, new windows, etc.
Not sure on the progress of the upstairs, however the downstairs BBQ restaurant is set to open November 1.
This Saturday they're holding an open house from 10 a.m. to noon including food -- this is part of what I received from them - they're inviting the whole Strathcona neighbourhood out for the open house:
We are an authentic southern wood smoked bbq family restaurant, Our services include:
eat-in ♥ take-out ♥ delivery ♥ kids team and birthday party’s ♥ corporate functions ♥ full off-site catering ♥ competition bbq team… & more
We are planning to open for November 1st 2009, it has come to our attention that there has been opposition to our application for a liquor license and we wanted to take this opportunity to meet our neighbours in an informal setting and answer any questions you may have. We genuinely look forward to meeting with you!
(9 0 5) 393 – 3555
I n f o @ r o l l y r o c k e t s b b q . c o m
W w w . r o l l y r o c k e t s b b q . c o m
Their site's just up and looks like they still need a proofreader, but it looks like authentic southern BBQ and a much more family-friendly place than the previous incarnation of the restaurant. I hope that's what it turns out to be
And eventually if we could get a row of windows on the bottom floor instead of the bricks, that would be a huge improvement for that corner.