It's been a momentous week so far over at Station 4. First, the brown paper covering the windows of the restaurant was removed, revealing its swanky interior. Then, outdoor furniture was positioned in the patio area. Now, it has been tweeting up a storm today. A couple of those tweets reveal what Southwesters have been waiting to hear for over a year:
@MrGChristopher oh no! Well rumor has it that Monday will be go time but we'll be here for you on Thursday #WorkHardPlayHarder
Station 4 is located at 1101 4th Street, across the street from the Waterfront Station Safeway, and is owned by the same folks who operate Ulah Bistro, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Bullfeathers, and Stoney's. The menu isn't available on their website yet, but the restaurant will be an American bistro-style estabilshment. Recycled materials were used to create the interior, which cost about $1 million and according to the Hill Rag, it was designed by DC-based demian\wilbur\architects with seating for 210.
I'm meeting with the owner tomorrow to go over details of the anniversary happy hour I'm planning (hopefully for next week) and I'll let you know the date once it's firm.
Update: The owner told me that Station 4 will open on Thursday, June 16. Also, the anniversary happy hour will be on Wednesday, June 22 from 5:30-8:30pm in the lounge area of Station 4 (to the right of the front entrance). I hope you can stop by and help celebrate!
Update #2: Thrillist describes Station 4 as:
a swanky bistro serving up "global cuisine" from a chef late of Barcelona's molecular gastronomy standout El Bulli, and boasts a 40ft gold-painted bar, columns and walls shimmering with black river stones, pushpin leather couches, and teardrop-crystal chandeliers, meaning they've done horrible, horrible things to less murderous chandeliers.
Also, to answer the question about Z-Burger, the owner told me last week that it will open in 2 1/2 months and has been delayed because of an expensive equipment upgrade needed for the restaurant.
Photo courtesy of Andrew Lightman