The new restaurant will be between the Augusta Museum and the Discotheque Lounge
The owners of Sole Augusta are soon to begin on a second concept on Broad Street, between the Augusta Museum and the Discotheque Lounge. Richmond County tax records show the owner of Sole purchased the three parcels, including the outbuildings, for just under $900,000 in two separate transactions in 2017 and 2018.
The restaurant will make use of the alleyway behind the building for a covered area, taking full use of the outbuildings to create an immersive experience. If you’ve been to Sole Augusta at 1033 Broad Street, you’ve seen what Jay Klugo, a Clemson restaurateur, is capable of.
The initial renovation of Sole Augusta was said to be $1.2 million, according to a Jenna Martin piece in the Augusta Chronicle in 2014. That was before the enormous steel patio was built.
The fact that the new restaurant property shares an alley with the Discotheque Lounge is interesting. The club remains open while their lawsuit is pending in U.S. District Court challenging the city ordinance that would shut them down.
In April of 2017, it looked like the club would be disappearing at some point in the next number of years. Now it appears Klugo is moving forward with his new restaurant instead of waiting any longer and will begin construction very soon.
It is a beautiful setting, directly across the street from the iconic Luigi’s and Sports Center.
Great news for lower Broad.