John and I are sad to report that our vision for Bar 19 cannot be realized.
We hit a hurdle with the health department requiring a kitchen that was larger than our original plan, which, in turn, would have caused a whole other litany of financial hurdles for us that we neither planned nor budgeted for. While we did plan and budget for some unforeseen issues, the workaround was one that would sap enough money to make the project impossible for us. Our designer Brad Khouri (www.b9architects.com) and builder Graham Black ( http://gprojects.net/) were amazingly patient and offered to help in any way they could. We just found ourselves reevaluating the project and felt that we just wouldn’t be able to pull it off in a way that we envisioned.
If anyone else is interested in the live space or bar or would like more info, we are happy to provide our plans and more details. A full liquor license is possible at this location. Perhaps someone who is better funded could do just a beer/wine joint with a pared back menu? email me if you want more info: [email protected]
I am sorry that we won’t be bringing a good anchor bar to this part of the CD! I know the community really needs a third place….Thanks for all the support!
Kedra & John Olsen