The Waverly restaurant is not closing. I was surprised to see a comment on Chowhound that Darker Than Blue had a "bank notice" on the front of its building and was going to be sold. That’s not true.
I just spoke to chef/owner Casey Jenkins. "We’re not being sold," he confirmed. "We’re actually growing."
Casey said this isn’t the first time someone has driven by the restaurant and seen the sign out front and claimed the restaurant’s demise.
There is indeed a sign. But it’s a notice for a liquor-board hearing, scheduled for June 25, Casey said. Currently, the restaurant is BYOB.
I reported in April that the restaurant was expanding, adding space to its second floor. That is still happening. Casey expects construction to start any day.