Po Dog is set to open a sister spot, right next door, called Auto Battery. Sited in a former auto-supply shop at 1009 E. Union St., the old sign will remain. Laura Olson of Po Dog, a gourmet hot doggery, says the new all-day cafe and bar will open in mid-February "if all goes well with pending licenses and things."
Right now, the site is still under construction. As previously reported on Voracious, there will be 14 TVs. "It's gonna be a coffee-bar and sports-bar fusion," Olson explains. "We'll have news on TV in the morning, and sports at night."
"We'll be open at 6 a.m. with coffee and pastries," Olson continues. "And then we'll be serving beer later. We'll be serving Po Dogs, and we'll extend the menu as well."
And what kind of coffee will they offer? "It'll be one of the local roasters here in town," Olson says. "Maybe Fonte or Stella, but we're still deciding that."