Monday, September 3, 2007

A Thirsty Comeback

Our speculation has turned out to be true: the Thirsty Camel is coming back.

We had seen some activity in the building over the past couples of weeks and today got a tip that an "Opening Soon" sign had been posted. I went to go get a picture of the sign (as seen in this post) and was fortunate enough to have the new owner come out and talk for a bit about the Camel's resurrection.

Indeed, the building had been bought about three weeks ago by a family looking to give the bar another shot. The plan is to have the Camel back in operation within the next couple of weeks.

Hours are looking to have the Camel closing around 3 or 4 AM and lunch hours are being considered. The Thirsty Camel has a full liquor license, with all the usual expectations of a bar and also a dance floor on the ground level. There is also a full second floor which boasts a large area suitable for parties, banquets, and as the owner said, the possibility of Texas Hold'Em tournaments and even comedians.

The Thirsty Camel's impending re-opening on Washington Boulevard comes on the heels of the recently opened J.K. O'Donnell's on Wayne Street. The backs of the two buildings are only about 100 feet apart across the alley that separates them.

The momentum continues for a downtown resurgence and we enthusiastically welcome the Thirsty Camel back onto the scene.


R. Mike said...
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R. Mike said...

I always liked their Mad Anthony decal in the window. Very rare. I hope they keep it, and serve it. (sorry about the repost)

ROACH said...

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