Bar owner says he plans to reopen after a three-month hiatus.
Source Fox Sports article A bar owner says his new venture is a return to business as usual after a long break.
The cocktail bar is in business after three months of the same, owner Jim Dorn said.
He’s not sure how long the business will last but said he has plans to open it by the end of the month.
“I’ve got a little bit of a backlog,” he said.
“It’s not like it’s going to be the same.
But, I’m definitely going to try to get it going.”
Dorn said the bar will have a more traditional bar setup, but the bar itself will remain the same menu, drink prices and menu items.
“We’re going to have a small menu of the classics that I’m going to keep, but we’re going with something different and fresh,” he added.
Dorn says he wants to keep the same theme that has made him a success in the past, but he also wants to continue to innovate.
With the new location, Dorn says, “it’ll be like a mix of different restaurants that you can come and try, and be able to enjoy all of those flavors.”DORN says he’s not looking for too much capital to expand, but is willing to look to raise the money if necessary.
To help with that, he has set up a fund that will allow people to donate to the bar.
He said the money will go toward a small “kick-start” fund that can be used for other projects.
“There’s a lot of people that want to donate money to me,” he explained.
“I’ve had people say, ‘If I could just help you with the kick-start fund, I would be so happy, because it’s a way to make sure that we’re in the best position for when we do reopen.”
DORN plans to bring the bar back to the neighborhood, but says he will have to do it at a slower pace than he was able to before.
When he first opened his bar in February, he says he wanted to open a bar to complement his other business, and to allow him to expand beyond just his own restaurant.
In addition to his bar, Dennings plans to build a grocery store, a fitness center, and a coffee shop.
He’s also working on a liquor license.