Sally’s Saloon closed for a year

Sally’s Saloon and Eatery closed Thursday to make way for a new apartment complex in Stadium Village. It will reopen next summer.

Meghan Holden

Sally’s Saloon and Eatery closed Thursday to make room for a new apartment complex on Washington Avenue Southeast.

The Stadium Village restaurant will be temporarily closed during construction of 700 Washington, a six-story student housing complex.

CPM Management will start construction on the complex next Friday.

Sally’s co-owner Chris Diebold said they plan to be open again next July or early August.

The layout of the new space isn’t finalized yet, but they want to keep it mostly the same, Diebold said.

“It will feel and look like Sally’s,” Diebold said, “but it won’t be the same Sally’s.”

Although he was sad to see the 21-year-old restaurant close, Diebold said they are looking forward to the future of Sally’s.

“It was sad,” Diebold said, “but we’re excited for a new chapter.”