Friday, March 7, 2014

The Cure Grand Opening

Last night, The Cure Lounge hosted another soft opening before it's grand opening tonight, so we stopped in to check out the new Schnitzelburg business.  After picking up our jaw off the floor, we can report that The Cure is a very pleasant surprise!

Lots of red, black and white geometric patterns, vintage light fixtures and chandeliers, and exposed brick.  Goodbye pool tables, hello leather couches and mod furniture and a space for dancing.

It's amazing to see the extraordinary transformation that has happened to the space in just under a month, but there's more to be done, aside from the complete renovation of the back venue, according to owner Alison Freels.  (Something to anticipate: a "history hallway" of the building's past that leads to the currently untouched outdoor space.)

The menu is also still under development, although it's extensive enough to satisfy whatever you're craving (menu below), from beer cheese to s'mores sticks.  Most of the offerings are "sticks." The idea is that they are simple to eat and not very messy - perfect for a late night bite or a finicky eater.

Drink and food prices are very reasonable.  Freels wants to have dive bar prices, but upgrade the dive bar aesthetic.  Mission accomplished.

The workforce is just as you would expect from a Monkey Wrench transplant whose husband owns Riot Skatepark - hip, young, good looking.  But don't mistake them for slackers - the service at the bar was very quick and the servers attending the booths were very attentive.

It's a great addition to the neighborhood and unlike anything else Schnitzelburg has to offer.

Join The Cure Lounge for their GRAND OPENING tonight!
1481 South Shelby Street
Doors open at 5 pm

The exterior.

Front bar.

The pepperoni sticks with marinara sauce and a frosty beer.

Deejay Dr. Dundiff
The exterior sign that will be hung today.

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