|The Prime Rib Grill opened on Tuesday night|
Anderson reportedly no longer has an interest in the building one block to the west of The Prime Rib Grill -- the building that once housed the original Hereford House, which was destroyed in a fire last year. The blaze was later determined to be caused by a mysterious arsonist, and that building is apparently slated for demolition.
Anderson, who closed the Hereford House venue in Lawrence last year, has spent some dough on re-habbing the former Hollywood Room. The dark, comfortable interior evokes the old Hereford House (and includes a few pieces of artwork salvaged from the fire) although the menu boasts fewer steaks and focuses on slow-roasted prime rib, seafood, poultry and sandwiches.
The signs on the building still say it's The Hollywood Room, but new signs and an elaborate piece of art -- visible for many blocks -- are to be installed by next week, Brooks says.
The Prime Rib Grill is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and 4-10 p.m. Saturdays.