Po Brooklyn--Visible Progress
Just walked by the Smith Street location--looks like the inside is pretty close to finished -- light fixtures/fans are up, and the bar is in place. New wooden front is installed, but no windows yet. And, the Smitty's sign is finally down!
I called today and spoke to the owner who was very friendly and said that indeed, they're opening friday night night, after a long 8 month wait.
We booked a table for saturday night and will report back on the 'early' experience. I'm sure there will be kinks to get worked out but I'm excited nonetheless.
When I passed by this weekend, they told me they were aiming for Wednesday. They told Gowanus Lounge it would be Thursday. So maybe there will be a soft opening on Wednesday and a hard opening on Thursday. Or maybe not.
One thing is certain. By Friday, it will be impossible to get in.