Beer fans and Decaturites have spent all fall and winter pressing their noses to the glass of Leon’s Full Service — the new (Are we gonna say it? Yeah, we’re going to say it.) gastropub from the Brick Store Pub guys.
The opening date is upon us — this Sunday or Monday according to the Decatur Metro blog.
The blog also reports that the first pint will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on eBay, with all proceeds benefitting the fund set up for employees of the Trackside Tavern and 5th Earl Market, the two Decatur businesses that were destroyed by a fire about two weeks ago.
I checked out the eBay auction at about 2:30 p.m., and the bidding had already gone over $100. (Update: it was over $560 at 1 p.m. Thursday) The high bidder not only gets one tasty pint, but a little sumpin-sumpin for posterity, according to the item description:
“The historic moment will be photographed and enshrined on the wall of Leon’s along with the first bill. This is history in the making.