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  • Anonynon

    I don’t get why they would mo next door and loose their what looks like custom designed façade. Money?

    • Yup! Landlord wanted a new lease with much higher rent, or at least that is been what has been suggested to me.

  • One of the news articles about this saga mentioned that the barrel is essentially made of poured concrete, and would be next to impossible to move next door.

  • It appears the “LIQUOR” part of the neon sign could be taken off and the rest of the facade retained for whoever next occupies this place. I agree, it would be a serious shame to lose the facade.

  • I also hope the building doesn’t lose those awesome storefront windows on either side of the door. It’s a style you don’t see anymore!

  • This is the new facade –in recent article the owner essentially said in order to preserve the windows and barrel, it’s been boarded up. And even hoped maybe Barrel House would move back one day – which I take to mean: this is how it will stay for the forseeable future – which is terrible.

  • True story: The night I proposed to my wife (almost 25 years ago) we went to the Barrel House to get some champagne. Needless to say, we really don’t want to see the Barrel go away but we made sure we got some recent pictures just in case.

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