Expect the sweet aroma of southern BBQ to fill the 100 block of Main West in a few months time.

Lou Dawgs Southern BBQ is opening a bar and restaurant in the Old Chicago Cafe location in mid-October.

General Manager Frankie Dumont says they’ll be all about serving ‘Blues, Bourbon, Beer & Good Times in North Bay’ when they open.

“We’re really excited for the fall, so were hoping for mid-October 2019, so this year, just a few months away. Renovations start this week,” she says.

They’re sponsoring the main stage at Saturday’s free, all ages Bay Block Party.

“We’re really into sports, music is definitely the link here with the block party. We just took the opportunity to showcase what we’re bringing to the downtown core,” she says.

Dumont will be set up in front of their location during the Bay Block Party tomorrow (Sat), answering questions and greeting local residents.

Renovations on the new restaurant begin this week.


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