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It's been four years since The Brick burnt down on East Bay Street
, but Chef Devin Spinelli says fans only have two more weeks to wait before the new Brick opens at 24 B Ann St.
"We’re still in the midst of construction," says Spinelli. "We're 90 percent there." After nearly a year of construction and some setbacks — last week the space was broken into — The Brick is poised to open before the end of the month.
With that in mind, what's on tap at The Brick 2.0? As far as Spinelli's menu is concerned, the Holy City Hospitality vet says he's brainstorming great bar food.
"We're going to bring some of the old menu items back as far as burgers and keep it simple and fun," he says. Spinelli wants his menu to bring in not only King Street bar hoppers but also F&Bers after hours. The Brick plans to stay open until 2 a.m. and with the passing of Gary Alameda, beloved downtown hot dog vendor of Gee's Infamous Dogs & More, Spinelli sees an opportunity to pay homage to the chef who served just a block away by delivering great late night food at The Brick.
"Losing G, that was a tragedy for this city. We’re gonna try to cater to restaurant workers. That's the biggest thing with our location and the environment, we’re a food and bev town. I want to stick with that and help the people who serve — bartenders, kitchen staff. We'll be a place where they can come after work get a bite a to eat."