FOR TWO YEARS, the Bayou restaurant and brewery in Harvey has sat there, sad, shuttered, and surrounded by an empty parking lot.
Well, it’s soon coming back to life under a new name which so far has not been disclosed. The old signs have come down.
Two local businesspersons, who don’t want their names publicized yet either, bought the property a few weeks ago and have been working at renovating it ever since.
Their hoped-for opening date? August.
It’s great news for the neighborhood and for craft brewery fans. A couple of years ago, the situation looked pretty bleak. The property went up for sale for $599,000, but drew no action and then was precipitously dropped to $399,000. No word on what it finally sold for.
If the two entrepreneurs can make a go of it, they likely got a helluva deal–a spacious restaurant, expensive brewing equipment, a huge parking lot, a neighborhood eager to embrace them, and a spot on the craft brewery circuit which seems to be growing in popularity every day.
Two other new breweries are planned for south Marquette in the next year.
As for food to be served at the restaurant, the two partners again aren’t revealing much except to say it’ll be better than the fare previously served at the Bayou.
Expect more news…and brews…in the next couple of months.