The Usual to Open on Nov. 9

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Posted October 30, 2009 by eric.griffey in Blotch

Chat Room owner Brad Henslaring’s new bar, The Usual, will be opening up across the street from his current hipster haven on Mad-Nolia ave. in 10 days,  in the same spot that once housed MacHenry’s and the second coming of the Dog Star — for those who care to remember back to the heady days of the late ’90′s. The bar will specialize in prohibition-era cocktails,  and will be non-smoking. I can’t really think of another bar that’s doing that in the  Fort — at least one that will stay open until 2am.

I got a chance to see the place a few months ago, while it was being remodeled. It had that new bar smell, and a really cool patio out behind the place. The inside was still under construction, but I can tell you that Henslaring and company have spared no expense. Here are some great pics of how it looks now.

Opening The Usual has been a long process, with well over two years of reconstruction, and the process had been slowed by a lot of bureaucratic red-tape. But it will all be worth it when those of us who don’t smoke can finally leave a bar without smelling like a Frenchman’s neckerchief.


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