I walked past the old Olea restaurant space at 1338 NW Hoyt Street yesterday and wondered if anyone would ever be crazy enough to open a new restaurant there. Today, Willamette Week ran an article on the very same property (link no longer works):
“a new outfit, Brix Tavern, has applied to take over the space that last housed Olea; and Easy Street Saloon on Southeast Powell Boulevard is set to become Undefeated Sports Bar.”
A look at the liquor license application shows they plan to be open daily from 11:00 am. Entertainment will be “recorded background music”. Video poker and two pool tables will be part of the mix.
This is a huge space with seating for 131, and I’m not sure how they plan to make it work. According to the permit, no modifications are planned for the building. The company behind it is The Urban Restaurant Group, so I don’t have high hopes for the food.
Um, good luck with this.