Seventh Street shake-up | Rock Candy

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Seventh Street shake-up

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Big doings along the Seventh Street corridor downtown: Norman Jones, the owner of Backstreet and Discovery, is taking over Easy St. Piano Bar, 307 W. Seventh St., pending approval of beer and wine permits by the ABC.

Jones plans to spend November and December remodeling and open in mid-January.

Initially, he plans to call the bar simply That Piano Bar, though he says he'll encourage customers to drop name ideas into a box, from which he'll eventually choose a permanent name.

The general atmosphere of the place will remain largely unchanged, Jones says. Regular Easy Street performer Buddy Habig will stay on as entertainment director. Jones says Habig will "upgrade the talent" and that he's already booked the club through January and possibly as far as April.

As Easy Street occasionally did, Jones plans to host live acts, for a cover charge, in the bar's adjacent cabaret room.

AND Jones is also opening a martini bar around the corner at 610 Center in the space where Lam Garden Chinese Restaurant used to be.

Jones describes the bar, which will be called 610 Center, as an upscale lounge, which he says are in short supply in Little Rock. The bar, again pending ABC approval, will serve beer, liquor and wine. It, too, is scheduled open around mid-January.

Both bars will be open Mon.-Sat., from 4-11 during the week and 4-midnight on the weekend. 610 Center will offer happy hour daily, from 4-7, with finger foods.

Michael Henderson, who owned Easy Street, was unavailable for comment, but I've heard word that he's talking about opening a new bar in the 7th Street space previously  home to Starving Artist Cafe.

Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The Wendell Griffen News Cycle Edition

    Embattled Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, a group of UA Little Rock students repeatedly shouting the n-word while singing along to a popular song, the federal corruption trial of former Sen. Jon Woods and more — covered on this week's podcast.
    • Apr 20, 2018
  • Police arrest another suspect in Power Ultra Lounge shooting

    The Little Rock Police Department has issued warrants for a Memphis man in connection with the Power Ultra Lounge shooting.
    • Apr 19, 2018
  • Ten Commandments monument returns to state Capitol next week, Rapert says

    A new Ten Commandments monument will be erected on state Capitol grounds next week, Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) reports on his Facebook page. Rapert sponsored the enabling legislation and created the American History & Heritage Foundation to pay for it.
    • Apr 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation