If you were hoping to enjoy this week’s beautiful spring weather on the patio at Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill in Elizabeth, you’re out of luck: Kennedy’s is closed — at least temporarily.

After seeing some Facebook chatter about the closing, I called Kennedy’s Monday. No one answered, but a woman’s voice on the answering machine said “Kennedy’s Bar and Grill will be closed for the next few weeks. Please look for our new opening soon.”

The answering machine wasn’t accepting messages, and multiple calls, a Facebook message and multiple emails went unanswered Monday evening.

Signs posted around the old Elizabeth house at 366 N. Caswell Road said Kennedy’s is closed for “repairs,” but there’s no mention of the closure on the bar’s website, Facebook or Twitter.

So, as of now we’re not sure why Kennedy’s is closed. But the area around Pecan, Caswell and 7th has seen a lot of change recently, with Crisp closing, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find announcing it would move and Jackalope Jacks closing to make way for new apartments and shops.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

Photos: Corey Inscoe