Mr. Henry’s Adds Live Music, New Menu
Popular local spot Mr. Henry’s in Capitol Hill recently completed renovations on their 2nd floor and as of Jan. 9, have brought back local music to jam in that space. They also have a new menu and have undergone a nice makeover after bringing on new management.
From their press release:
For a few weeks last summer, the march of progress threatened the demise of neighborhood landmark, Mr. Henry’s. Saved from extinction, the venerable restaurant is embracing it’s future. When in July 2014 longtime managing partner Alvin Ross retired from Mr. Henry’s, the Quillian family (owners of the restaurant since 1972)was faced with a difficult decision. Current business thought would be to shutter the old business and start afresh with a new and different (read: more profitable) concept, a popular practice on Capitol Hill. Persuaded by a love of Mr. Henry’s timeless character and its significance to the community, the Quillians chose the road less traveled, they decided to restore the Hill landmark and revitalize the business with the goal of staying relevant to their presentday community while maintaining the integrity of the concept; a friendly neighborhood restaurant.
Mr. Henry’s will also be renewing its relationship with the music community. Live Jazz will be offered at Henry’s Upstairs on friday nights beginning January 9th with the Steve Scott Project and, on January 16th, with the return of a Henry’s old friend, the Kevin Cordt Quartet. In addition to jazz music, other performances & events are in planning stages, such as art
shows, Bluegrass, Folk, Comedy & Burlesque acts. The newlyrenovated Henry’s Upstairs is open on Monday evenings for halfpriced burgers (a long standing Henry’s tradition), and
Friday evenings, with the schedule expanding soon. The space is also available for private events. With the support of the community, Mr. Henry’s will continue to embrace its role as a
Capitol Hill mainstay and a favorite neighborhood hangout.