As fellow Capitol Hill blog types Cap to the Hill point out, some of the neighborhood’s anticipated projects have moved to the “sign” phase while others seem to be only pretenders. Bleu Grotto is definitely much more than rumor. As is Poquitos, slated for an opening later this week. See? Here’s the sign:
Thanks to neighbor Kate for sharing even though she’s not a fan, she says. We’re told Poquitos — or is it Poquito’s? — founders acquired the sign years ago while on travels in Mexico. So it’s muy autentico. UPDATE: Wrong! It’s muy autentico because it’s from Greenwood! Details below.More details on what the arrival of the neon Poquito heralds, here.
While we’re talking new signs, 12th Ave’s Varro lounge is gearing up for an end-of-month debut and has the lights on to say hello.
As for the pretender Cap to the Hill points out, yup, East Olive Way’s Online Cafe never opened this weekend past as the hand-written signs indicated was the plan. We haven’t heard back from anybody associated with the project, yet, so nothing to report on the situation other than to note the replacement for Online Coffee Company hasn’t opened yet.
CHS community contributor umvue hooked us up with news of a sign and an imminent opening on north Broadway. Social Skins Tattoo is making final preparations for a Wednesday opening at the old home of Broadway News . Commenter Tony notes, rightly, that the new shop is a project of tattoo artist Bryan Griffith formerly of Apocalypse Tattoo. Tony also says he’s getting work done in the new shop on Wednesday. We’re certain he’s adding a CHS Crow somewhere highly visible.