1 p.m. Thursday update — Construction of the expansion to Hank's Oyster Bar on King Street has been extended into the week of Dec. 16.
"Unfortunately our construction in Old Town will be extended due to circumstances beyond our control," reads a message on the Hank's Osyter Bar website. "We are hopeful that we will be open next week (week of December 16th), however we are unsure of the exact date."
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If you're looking to beat the snow with some oysters and adult beverages on King Street, you're going to have to wait.
Hank’s Oyster Bar on King will remain closed through Wednesday, Dec. 11 for an expansion project that will increase the size of the popular Old Town eatery.
Hank’s had planned to reopen Monday, but work on its new seating area in 1024 King St. is taking longer than expected, according to the restaurant’s website. Previously, Hank’s has been housed exclusively at 1026 King St.
In June 2012, Alexandria City Council approved plans for the project, which consists primarily of 29 bar-style seats and service facilities on the first floor of the building with storage, refrigeration and office space in the basement. The restaurant will offer a total of 89 seats.
Hank's will continue to offer oysters and other seafood by table service, bar and via carryout.
The 2012 permit application said the additional area of the restaurant may contain televisions and "while live entertainment is not contemplated at this time, it may be in the future."