Back in October, we gave you the heads up about some new businesses on the way on the 1500 block of South St. (the same block as the Royal Theater). We gave you the scoop on the planned conversion of the Tritone to a new concept from the Hawthorne’s folks, we told you about Rex 1516, the planned restobar from the folks at Jet Wine Bar, and we mentioned the planned lunch/dinner spot, Quick Fixx.
Well, last night was the big finale for the Tritone. According to Foobooz, work will soon get underway on what will eventually become known as The Cambridge. The concept will be a neighborhood bar with food similar to Hawthorne’s, a fine beer selection, and a focus on smaller wineries. Expect a brand new facade for this place, and a new rear yard for dining and drinking. Here’s hoping they’re done by the summer.
Meanwhile, according to Michael Klein, Rex 1516 will be opening tomorrow. The 35-seat bistro will serve comfort food, but will be vegetarian friendly as well. Expect a full bar with some Southern drink specialties. Apparently, this place will have an outdoor patio soon, as well. And thanks to Foobooz, we’ve learned that one of the owners is also the president of NextFab Studio, the awesome industrial playhouse on the way at 20th & Washington. A true renaissance man!
The Quick Fixx opened last month. And it is positively delicious, and reasonably priced, too. We recommend the Fun Guy Flatbread.
And finally, a block away, Magpie Artisan Pies is in the works at 1622 South St., next door to the space that formerly was Cafe Apamate. According to Meal Ticket, the pies will come in both sweet and savory varieties. And they’ll have pickled vegetables, too! Expect to see Magpies open their doors sometime early this summer.
By which point, there will probably be some serious construction going on just down the street…