The venerable Polish bar in Pittsburgh will close for good after Saturday night after nearly 32 years.
Block 292, the Mt. Lebanon restaurant developed by Eat’n Park scion Brooks Broadhurst, will close at the end of service Saturday, per an announcement Monday on the business’s Facebook page.
Mr. Broadhurst wrote the statement titled “Farewell for now …” which reads: “It is with sadness that we are announcing our last day of business will be on Saturday, August 12th. But we are calling this something like a retrenchment and refocus.” He went on to indicate that he will “almost immediately” begin to explore new concepts for the building.
Block 292 opened just over a year ago in what was a former service station that dates to the 1930s on the Beverly Road business corridor in Mt. Lebanon. According to Mr. Broadhurst, “Our vision was to combine a whole animal butcher shop, using all natural, ethically and locally raised animals, with a full-service restaurant under one roof.”
But he conceded that Block 292 got off to a slow start and that the market/butcher shop aspect of the business never took off and rather “than tinker and slowly change into something different, we decided to ‘rip the bandage’ off and start over.”
Mr. Broadhurst praised the neighborhood support and said that “we have every intention of making the next life of the old ‘Beverly Service’ even better.”
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