Freddy’s Bar to Re-Open on Feb 4th in South Slope
Who says there isn’t life after eminent domain?
Sounds like Freddy’s Bar will re-open with great fanfare at their new location on Fifth Avenue between 17th and 18th Street in the South Slope. The big date and time: February 4th at 4PM.
As part of the opening festivities, Les Sans Culottes will go on at midnight, with opening acts of Brute Force and The Magpie kicking things off. An exhibition of glitter and flock paintings by artist Nancy Drew will be on display.
Apparently, many items from the old Freddy’s will decorate the new place, including the prohibition era red mahogany bar, the old booths and tables.
According to Donald O’Finn, one of the owners of the new Freddy’s, “The “Chains of Justice” will still grace our bar as a reminder of our fight against eminent domain abuse and the power of the community bond.”
According to a press release from O’Finn: tthere will be a vibrant mix of the old and new with steam punk accents, vintage wall paper and permanent art installations from local art stars like Nancy Drew and Steve Pauley.
The new place has been created almost exclusively out of re-cycled, found or hand made objects, with almost no new materials purchased.