RICHMOND, Va. — There will soon be some extra smoke piping through one of Richmond’s hottest neighborhoods.
ZZQ, a barbecue venture run by local architects Chris Fultz and Alex Graf, has plans in the works for a new restaurant to be constructed from scratch at 3201 W. Moore St. in Scott’s Addition.
The building will take shape on a now-dormant site previously used by ETEC Mechanical and next door to Ardent Craft Ales, the brewery where Graf and Fultz have been serving their meats and sides every Saturday for the last year.
They’re close to inking the lease for the site, which will see its current building demolished to make way for a 3,200-square-foot restaurant, 2,500-square-foot patio and 1,000-square-foot smokehouse that can hold three smokers.
The shell of the restaurant will be a pre-fab metal building, giving it the feel of a Texas-style barbecue shack, but with an architect’s modernist-industrial touch.
“It fits perfectly with our Texas barbecue thing,” said Fultz, who was born in central Texas and grew up in Mesquite, near Dallas.