On Monday morning, Patch received an e-mail from reader Courtney Mykytyn, asking what manner of construction was taking place at the former location of the Smokin' Bones Restaurant on North Figueroa Street, across from the Arroyo Seco Library.
"I noticed that there was some construction being done inside the old Smokin' Bones," Mykytyn asked. "It is such a great location--across the street from the library--and it is such a shame that it has been empty for so long."
Patch was first tipped to the work being done at the Smokin' Bones location more than a year ago by another reader. When we inquired about what the future might hold for the location at that time, plans were still unclear.
Now, it appears that the location will once again be home to a restaurant.
A crew member named Joe that was working on the location on Monday afternoon said that a new restaurant was indeed being planned.
No opening was imminent, Joe said, but he expected the renovation of the interior to be completed in approximately one month.
As for what style of restaurant the former Smokin' Bones may become, Joe said possibly Italian. However, there was the possibility for a chain like Carrows to move in as well.