new anchor bar The Leesburg restaurant is just about ready and is hosting practice nights this weekend ahead of its imminent opening.
These tours are usually conducted with friends and family as guests, allowing new staff to try out all the equipment and systems, practice the services and more.
Anchor bars are located at: leesburg village Center on the same end as Wegmans grocery store.
Empty space is occupied by Eggspectation when that restaurant closed in 2020.
According to the history of the restaurant, in 1964, one of the bartenders at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, asked his mother to make something for a hungry friend. She deep-fried her chicken wings with a spicy sauce and buffalo wings were born.
Sixty years later, Anchor Bar is expanding across the eastern United States, including its first Virginia location in Leesburg.
The new restaurant features a large bar, dining room and separate space for private events. There is also a large outdoor patio.
An exact opening date hasn’t been set yet, but management says it should be ready to welcome guests sometime next week, though it will need to cross a few final Ts, so to speak.