On the seventh day of libation, the heavens opened and an angel descended. It landed on the corner of Georgia and Silver Spring Avenues bearing construction permits for the future Hook and Ladder brew pub.
Construction began. And The Penguin saw that it was good.
And it started without too much fanfare (outside of the heavenly intervention). According to Hook and Ladder’s Twitter feed, the Fenton Village-based brew master broke ground Monday on its long-anticipated pub.
Technically a restaurant with a microbrewery in the back, the place will sit inside Silver Spring’s original firehouse, built back in the early 20th century. A peek through its dusty garage windows Thursday revealed what looked like interior demolition work.
Hook and Ladder management previously told The Penguin it will retain the brass pole on which firefighters slid from the second-floor living quarters to the first-floor garage. The building’s exterior will remain intact.
It’s not known when the pub will open for business.