The skinny on the Grey Goose Bar & Grille
The new Grey Goose Bar & Grille in Hampden will have a new name and a few new bells and whistles, but it's basically the same as Flip's, according to new co-owner Lynnann Allen.
The Grey Goose, which could open as early as next week, will have a new door and a couple new pool tables. Otherwise, Allen and her sister, Jeana Cooke, haven't changed much with the building.
"We just added a little extra to what was there," Allen said.
Allen isn't worried that Grey Goose Vodka will have a problem with the bar's name.
"One has nothing to do with the other," she said. "There's a Blue Moon Cafe. You think (Blue Moon Beer) minds?"
Touche on the Blue Moon, Lynnann. But I beg to differ about one having nothing to do with the other ...
Blue Moon Cafe is a diner, which doesn't serve Blue Moon beer. They don't even have a liquor license. I'll bet Grey Goose vodka will be served at Grey Goose Bar & Grille.
Allen and Cooke used to work at the bar in the '90s, when it was called My Father's Place (her family owned it). She got into securities for a while, before deciding to buy back into the bar business. Her reasons?
"Sentimental reasons, business reasons, adding to our community," she said. "It was just sitting there empty."
If Allen has her say, it won't be empty much longer.
(Grey Goose handout photo)