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Top Stories of 2012, No. 4: Open and Shut Case

As we count down to the New Year, here’s a rundown of the most-viewed stories on Patch in 2012.

Editor’s note: Perhaps I should make this location my top beat. The post about Cowboy Jack’s going in at the spot was our eighth most-read story of 2012. Despite the apparent fanfare with Woody’s, it lasted only five months.

Here’s the story, .

Woodbury’s Throwbacks is Becoming Woody’s Roadhouse

One of Woodbury’s more popular bars will soon have a new name and a totally different concept.

Throwbacks Grille and Bar is becoming Woody’s Roadhouse.

Throwbacks is set to close March 31 for a major renovation and reopen the last week of April as Woody’s, according to General Manager David Harvey.

Woody’s will offer steak, burgers, ribs, skewers and rotisserie meats, and transition from a bar decor to a restaurant atmosphere, Harvey said. A chef is being brought in from an Uptown restaurant, he said.

“In this day and age, entertainment venues just don’t survive,” Harvey said. “We’re no longer going to be an entertainment venue that serves food, we’re going to be a restaurant with entertainment in the evenings.”

A new management group has taken over the space, Harvey said, and plans to capture the market looking for high-quality food at a good value.

“I think, with Woody’s, we’re offering that,” he said. “We’re going directly at our competition.”

Woody’s will be an independent establishment, Harvey said. Owners have spent the past three and a half months working out the details, including the name. They considered several options before settling on Woody’s.

“Woody’s for Woodbury,” Harvey said. “That one stuck with us.”

 

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