The Midlands, the beer garden from the Kangaroo Boxing Club folks coming to 3301 Georgia Avenue, has taken longer than expected to open but is still coming. The owners sent an email to PoP the other days saying they're working to get it open, and each time I've walked past I've seen more work being done. They had some permit delays and are now working furiously.
For example, on Sept. 1 they posted on Facebook about removing 15,000 pounds of concrete rubble, joking "Whoever said bar-ownership isn't glorious is wrong. Wait, autocorrect. Right. They were right."
They also updated their sign, a riff on the Game of Thrones catch phrase above. I'm very excited for the spot, and look forward to it opening. Outdoor Oktoberfest sounds good to me!
Here's their message to PoP, in response to a previous post complaining about them not opening:
“To our concerned neighbors and fellow beer & sandwich aficionados. We’re still here, alive and kicking. Investors haven’t dropped out, DCRA isn’t trying to put us in a corner and we didn’t open up the 7th circle of hell when we cut through the concrete to install all new plumbing. Btw, cutting open a concrete slab 6″ thick to dig another 6′ down isn’t something that happens overnight. Or in two weeks. It’s hard work folks. Due to some unfortunate hiccups in the permitting and building process we are way behind schedule (as you all know), but fret not! For we are back on track and building away! We don’t want to jinx ourselves by giving an opening timeline, but we are very comfortable with the progress we are now making. Please join our Facebook page for all the most recent information. Such as photos of us emptying 15,000 lbs of concrete rubble at the dump. Exciting stuff. AND if you see us out there sweating away feel free to stop and ask what’s up! If we have time we will even try to give you a little tour.
Take care and we will see you all very soon!
Robin, Trent, Tony & Peyton”