It's hard to really picture the scale of what's going on here, but this is going to be one of the largest, if not THE largest, restaurant in the Mid-Atlantic region.
I took these photos during a site-inspection I was doing for their computer systems. For those of you who've been to The Bazaar in LA, the system that these folks have is going to be bigger.
The site was formerly Borders Books & Music and is actually in the same building as the Old Ebbitt Grill So when all is said and done, Clyde's Restaurant Group will have approximately 1,500 seats in this building.
The music venue downstairs will seat @ 450, while the dining room upstairs will seat @ 500.
The venue has taken high-tech to an extreme, with servers in the music venue working on hand-held terminals to help order food and drink as quickly as possible.
I'll post more as the project progresses, but word on the street is there will be a grand opening 12/31/11.