Just a quick update… we have some more information on the big news from last weekend about the upcoming ChefScape space at Village at Leesburg and the reworked size of Smokehouse Live. (See our full story here.)
Here is a floorpan that shows how the 16,000+ s.f. space will be divvied up. The bulk of it is going to ChefScape. You can see how they will have a full commercial kitchen at the back and private prep suites that local artisan food businesses can lease in the middle. And up front, where the main Smokehouse Live dining room used to be, guests will find a a space for special events including the weekly indoor farmers’ market.
Meanwhile, on the right side of the image, you can see the new, smaller space where Smokehouse Live will reside. This space includes the current stage and bar area. We understand that Smokehouse Live plans to work in partnership with ChefScape and will participate in the farmers market and other events next door.
It’s also been announced that Smokehouse will keep making the great smoked meats and barbecue they’re known for, but also expand the menu to include more classic southern-style dishes. When construction starts, the restaurant will close briefly. The new space and new menu will debut sometime this spring.