If he builds a bar in Pigtown, will you come?
A successful local bar owner (who shall remain nameless) is thinking about opening a bar in Pigtown.
Don't tell me to call it Washington Village, either. As far as I'm concerned, it's Pigtown.
Anyway, the location he's looking at is on Washington Boulevard, two blocks west of MLK Boulevard.
At about 4,000 square feet, it's a fairly large one-story space with high ceilings and a historic feel that he would renovate ...
I realize there are a lot of other factors in play here, such as, what kind of bar, what kind of prices, what food, etc.
Let's just say this guy knows what he's doing, but is wary of investing money in a neighborhood like Pigtown. He doesn't think there is enough foot traffic -- even with the nearby medical school and stadiums -- to bring in a steady stream of business.
So this bar owner asked me to ask you about it.
What do you think? Is it suicide to open a bar in Pigtown? Or is there a big enough audience to make it work?(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)