Around Town

Soft Opening at the New Clarendon Grill Tonight

Shhhh. Don’t tell anybody, but Clarendon Grill is opening its doors tonight for the first time since it closed for renovations on August 1.

Tonight’s “soft opening” will start at 6:00 and go until whenever management decides to kick everybody out. Owner Peter Pflug says he’s hoping for a small crowd, so the staff is not overwhelmed while they get used to the new setup.

Just this afternoon bartenders were still stocking and sorting bottles of liquor and the outdoor patio was still buzzing with construction workers who were laying bricks on the adjacent sidewalk. The padded bar stools only arrived from a factory in Canada yesterday. A small, separate bar by the music stage appeared to still be a work-in-progress.

Assuming all goes well over the next two days, popular local cover band Gonzo’s Nose is scheduled to perform Saturday night.