As I reported here at the start of July, The Hornet (76 Broadway), one of Broadway's most convivial watering holes, had announced it was closing for seven days to allow time for a few remodeling projects. I swung by on Friday, July 10, the projected reopening date, to assess the progress -- and lo and behold, along with a nice new paint job (inside and out), new bathrooms, a new menu and new kitchen equipment, the Hornet also boasted a sizable crowd taking advantage of two-for-one Colorado microbrews and two-for-one Jameson and Absolut drinks, which is what the staff had promised its patrons once the hive got back to buzzing.
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Although the promised second patio isn't in place yet, the restaurant's building contractor, Greg Sturtz, says it'll be built "sometime very soon on the north side of the building."