- Skew Works will open at 930 Wayne Ave. in a few months from now. (Photo: TBD Staff)
The restaurant openings seem to be piling up in Silver Spring, no? Babe's Sports Bar & Grill finally opened its doors last week, and now the vacant retail space at 930 Wayne Ave. will be filled by an Asian grill restaurant.
A sign for Skew Works has been up at 930 Wayne Ave. for at least a week now, and a message posted on the door Thursday read that "construction, demolition and remodeling will be going on for about 13 - 15 weeks" on Skew Works Asian Grill & Cafe.
We are still waiting to hear back from Skew Works' management to find out more details on this new local eatery. The restaurant doesn't seem to belong to any kind of national chain, and the interior of the rather large space at the bottom of the Crescent Condominium building is undergoing some serious renovations.
Following the openings and closings of businesses originating from that spot along Wayne Avenue can be a bit confusing; the building opened in 2007 and was then filled by Upscale Rx and Café Crescent, which had the same owner. Then in 2009, Upscale Rx moved to Downtown Silver Spring to a retail space across from Whole Foods, and Café Crescent remained. Both businesses eventually closed, with the pharmacy was replaced by ArtSpring in October. But now it seems that ArtSpring, and a dry cleaning business next door, will have to vacate later this spring to make way for a CVS.
Skew Works could have something going for it that neither the cafe nor the pharmacy had: Proximity to the future Silver Spring Library, which promises to be a behemoth of a building with its own Purple Line stop. The only problem is Skew Works will have to weather nearly three years of heavy-duty construction at the library site before it can take advantage of the increased foot traffic the library and Purple Line could bring.