PORT ANGELES — The building that once housed Bushwacker Restaurant, one of Port Angeles’ premier restaurants for 40 years, is being torn down and a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen fast-food facility will be constructed there.
Bushwhacker closed its doors at 1527 E. First St., in September 2015. Owner Robert Grattan retired.
Ambrosia QSR of Vancouver, Wash., purchased the site and will build the Popeyes.
Ambrosia operates franchised quick-service restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest, focused on its partnership with the Burger King, Arby’s and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen brands. The company now has over 200 restaurants across the three brands, it says on its website at ambrosiaqsr.com.
Dirt Designs of Port Angeles is demolishing the old building.
The construction permit from the City of Port Angeles expires in July.