Outside facade has been revealed at the future home of Japanese eatery “Sapps” at 27-26 Jackson Avenue. Construction crews peeled back the plywood shed recently, revealing a black steel exterior, as seen in the photo below. The project is being done by Shih Lee and Eric Lehrer, and Lehrer shared photos of construction on the interior back in March.1
“Just like Sapporo East had a great run, we want to take it to the next level,” Lehrer said in an earlier interview with The Court Square Blog.2 “Court Square has been around before the boom and the 5 Pointz was a big part of that. We want to integrate the history and character of the neighborhood into Sapps. I think it’s part of our philosophy to remember the good things from the past and hold on to it and take it into the future. We want to remember all the good it did for the neighborhood.”
The restaurant has an anticipated opening later in 2017.