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November 6, 2009

Hideaways replaces Tavern on Key

It's been a hectic three weeks for Dave Benton.

Benton is one of the new owners of Hideaways, which replaced the Tavern on Key (1400 Key Highway) less than a month ago. As soon as Benton and his business partner took over the space, they set about fixing it up, he said.

"We've made a ton of changes," he said. "Just cleaning the place up and painting was a challenge. When you come in here, it looks completely diff than it did before."

Hideaways has its grand opening tonight ...

They're going to serve hors d'oeurves from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., the Budweiser girls will be around from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and drink specials will be available all night. According to a bartender named Jen, the beer prices are as follows: $1.75 domestics, $3 imports and $3.50 microbrews.

Benton said they're working on getting the kitchen up and running and have hired two chefs. Neither Benton or his partner have worked in the bar business before, but there's a first for everything.

"We've been looking to do it for a long time," he said. "This was the right opportunity at the right time."

Thanks to Evan for the tip. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:24 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Seriously, i say the newbie establishments here need some help with naming themselves.. i.e. ~ Gutmans, Mist, Mr. Rain's Fun House ?? um .. there are plenty of great marketing, artists and advertising consultants around.. unless you're a "franchise" ( known entity), a cool name is in order.. it can only help..

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