we noticed this too! I like the excuse to head out to north 4th myself, but I'm hoping the draw of the new location means we won't have to wait an hour to get a table on a weekend night. (before anyone tells me to go somewhere else if I don't like it, let me clarify that I'm not really complaining about the long wait, but more about the two margaritas I end up consuming in that hour. now if only sadie's would open a restaurant along a major bus route, my sweetie and I could both enjoy the wait and ride home safely.)
The guy that owns JB's made a deal with Sadie's to basically license their name and menu. It's almost a franchise deal. It won't be run by Sadie's family, but they will have a significant amount of control over what goes on there.
There was an article about the quick changeover in the Albuq. Journal Business section last week:
"Thursday, August 27, 2009
Heights Hot Spot
By Rivkela Brodsky
Journal Staff Writer
Sadie's fans in the Northeast Heights won't have to travel to the North Valley to enjoy its New Mexican dishes any more.
A second location will be opening in about a week at the former JB's at Eubank and I-40.
Work to transform the JB's restaurant at 15 Hotel Circle began Monday after the restaurant served its last dinner customers Sunday. The location will be closed until it reopens as Sadie's before Labor Day."