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Work is underway on Jay’s Sports Lounge at 7502 W. Broad St. The new venue replaces the Fox & Hound, which closed in 2016. (Photos by J. Elias O’Neal)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A Northern Virginia-based sports bar chain is rolling its way into Henrico County, filling a building that was left vacant by the bankruptcy of its previous occupant.

Jay’s Sports Lounge is opening its first metro Richmond outpost in the former Fox & Hound Sports Tavern building at 7502 W. Broad St. in the Merchant’s Walk shopping center.

For years, the location was known as Bailey’s Smokehouse & Tavern, before the owners, Dallas-based Last Call Guarantor LLC, changed the brand over to Fox & Hound around 2015.

Fox & Hound closed in September 2016 after the owners filed for bankruptcy, rendering the location vacant for more than two years.

Click here to read more about Jay’s Sports Lounge on Richmond BizSense.

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