The folks behind Katie Mullen's have taken over the former Rockstar Bar location at 3358 Mariposa in Highland, a space that couldn't be more of a contrast to the big, swank Irish bar (four bars, actually) that Paul Maye opened downtown almost four years ago.
But construction has already started to turn the Highland location into an Irish pub. See also: - Review: Behind the scenes at Katie Mullen's - Churchill's Public House should be smoking -- but not cigars -- next spring - Local Bar @ Highland opens in former Arabian Bar space
A much smaller, more intimate Irish pub.
According to Katie Mullen's manager David Caughey, the project is still more than two months away from opening. In fact, the owners of Katie Mullen's are still finalizing plans for the place and don't have an operating name yet. But it won't be the only pub inspired by the British Isles moving into the neighborhood.
Over at 1560 Boulder Street, Churchill's Public House, a British-style pub, will also be opening this spring.
That won't be the only change in the neighborhood, either. Just up the street from the no-name Irish pub, Local Bar @ Highland opened in the old Arabian Bar space last week.