According to rumor, this vacant former restaurant on Bay Street near Slosson Terrace, St. George, is now being renovated and will become a second location for Joe & Pat's Restaurant. The restaurant's original location is in Castleton Corners.
As I wrote in the Monday, June 15 WIT, Joe & Pat's in Castleton Corners is one of the best moderately priced Italian restaurants on the island.
As I also wrote, there's a fairly credible rumor now circulating that the location of a long-defunct fish and seafood restaurant on Bay Street near Slosson Terrace (shown left and above) will soon become a new eatery under Joe & Pat's ownership and management.
When I passed by the long-shuttered restaurant yesterday and scrutinized the Buildings Department work and electrical work permits posted in the front window, the rumors gained a bit more credibility.
The work permit anticipates the re-establishment of a restaurant on the premises. The electrical work permit approves the installation of a pizza oven.
Nothing conclusive in any of this, I know. Around here, pizza ovens are as ubiquitous as nail salons. But that won't stop me from hoping the rumors are true.