In early May, CHS reported that Bill’s Off Broadway was spiking its plan to find an interim Capitol Hill location as its more than 30-year home at Harvard and Pine is about to undergo a major redevelopment. Instead, owner Don Stevens told CHS, the new plan was to open a new Bill’s away from the Hill where available spaces were either too small, too ill-equipped or too expensive and wait for the new building to be ready for a triumphant Bill’s return in late 2014.
Owner Don Stevens announced Monday via the CHS comments that the new Bill’s will move north — look forward to a field trip to Bill’s On Greenwood:
We will be opening at 8560 Greenwood Ave North. Our plan is to open on September 1st. The menu will be essentially the same with a few additions but otherwise it will be Bill’s. Bill’s on Greenwood!!
Stevens says he expects the original Bill’s to close for what he hopes is a 20-month hiatus at the end of July. Stevens says he plans to operate both locations when the seven-story building and preservation project at Harvard and Pine is completed.
While the massive development on the same block was put “on hold” earlier this year, the smaller project that is planned to rise above Bill’s with 91 residential units above 8,208 square feet of commercial space and 29 underground parking spots is till a go, according to developers. The project still has a round of design review to get through before any work begins, however. At this time, there’s nothing yet on the summer review schedule for the project.