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May 21, 2008

Introducing the Hudson Street Stack House

A new bar called the Hudson Street Stack House will open in Canton in the next couple weeks.

Here are the details ...

The bar, at 2624 Hudson St., used to be called the Hudson Street Cafe.

But it's been closed for the past year or so while the DeSantis family renovated it.

The bar will have about a dozen beers on tap, exposed brick walls, a concrete floor, tin ceiling, and kitchen, Richard DeSantis said.

His son Dominic will run the place. 

Sculptor David Hess (pictured) who did several of the pieces outside the American Visionary Art Museum, has been helping renovate the bar, DeSantis said.

I'm excited to see the results. 

"It's going to be a great neighborhood place," DeSantis said.

(Photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:18 AM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


The former Hudson Street Cafe was a colorful place with surprisingly good food. Best thing on the menu was the "Hangover Helper" -- steak fries topped with cheesesteak and mushrooms. It was worth the hangover.

Do they serve pancakes?

is this the place that "mark twain" from the Mosiac posts was opening?

12 taps of all macro lagers, or will they be trying to cut in on the excellent lineup at Mahaffeys or the Bmore Tap house? What is a "stackhouse" anyway?

it's certainly a possibility *strokes chin*

however actually if i remember correctly he said that he was currently looking for a place to buy, while this bar has been under renovations for a year and is family-owned (right?)

Is this the same Dominic DeSantis who you reported on yesterday as having to close down Dego Dames b/c he forgot to renew the liqour license?

If he's busy trying to open another bar, that could explain the oversight on his part... running 1 bar, let alone 2 has to be pretty time consuming. Wonder if he'll be able to keep up with both?


Dego Dames is owned by Dom's older brother Damien. Dominic has been running the Venice Tavern for the last couple of years, a bar that was originally owned by his grandfather. He has always been an extremely hard worker, so I expect this place to be a success.

Was circling by several times last night attempting to find parking. They had their lights on inside. The renovations appear pretty spiffy.

I was always surprised that HSC didn't take off, as it had "free parking" across the street via Safeway. The scrappy mix of folks in there for karaoke was always interesting, if nothing else.

Yeah, what is a "Stackhouse". I thought it was a typo for Steakhouse.

Booyah Dominic, Ricko

I walk past the new place daily and finally noticed their sign, which featured the Can Company smoke stack in its design. So I'm thinking Stackhouse is an homage to the old days of the Can Company...

This bar opens tonight. Saw the sign on the door this weekend.

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