The space at 1434 Blake Street has been home to many concepts over the past fifteen years. Originally the legendary hipster hang-out City Spirit, which closed in 1997, it then became Andrew's Pub, followed by Bender's Sausage Haus, The Lure, SportsBook, PreGame Sports Bar & Grill, the Blake, Kraine Station and, most recently, Full Steam Tavern -- which shuttered in November.
The reincarnated bar and restaurant will be sports-focused, with 25 TVs and two bars. The sports bar concept has tanked before in this space -- but it's going strong at the original Stoney's on Lincoln. And like that bar, Stoney's Full Steam will be partnering with alumni groups for game-watching parties. The food will also resemble the fare at Stoney's, although the owners plan to add more "upscale" options to the menu to cater to the downtown scene.
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Stoney's Full Steam could open before Christmas, depending on whether the city plays naughty or nice with pending paperwork. Check the Facebook page for updates.