Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant construction underway in Bristol

BRISTOL, Va. - Downtown Bristol has been noisier than usual with construction underway at the old CityMac building.

Quaker Steak & Lube developers, the Albatross Group, told us they are on track to open the new restaurant in June.

We went to the site on Friday and found out the plumbing has been installed. They are now working on the framework.

Construction crews said they've reinforced some beams so cars can be hung from the ceiling.

The developers told us they plan to display a race car, classic car and motorcycle, all from drivers in this area.

"The garage door will be a straight shot inside the building to our Backyard Buddy, which is our automobile hoist, where we'll showcase classic cars," said Blair Jones, with the Albatross Group.

The garage door will be one of three doors leading out to the patio area, which construction crews have also been working on.

The patio will be in the parking lot on the corner of State Street and Piedmont Avenue.

Jones told us the project was expected to cost about $1.5 million. He said they may end up completing the project for less than that.

The Albatross Group is based out of Bristol, Tenn.

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