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July 12, 2010

Red House Tavern sold to Singer's owner

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Ron Singer, who owns Singer's in Mount Vernon, has bought the Red House Tavern and is cooking up all kinds of schemes for the place.

Renovations will begin in two weeks on the Canton neighborhood bar, which closed last year, Singer wrote in an e-mail.

Singer plans to add a second floor and updated decor which is reminiscent of a Colorado ski lodge, complete with fireplace, pool and dart leagues ...

The stage will remain, featuring mild music such as acoustic stuff during brunch and happy hours and jazz, R&B, poetry and comedy during the evenings.

Singer is also applying for outdoor seating and maintaining the building's pre-existing live entertainment license.

Call me crazy, but I think this is a great idea for this space, and if done well, it could be really successful. As long as Singer keeps up a good relationship with his neighbors, this new version of the Red House Tavern will be a hit.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:04 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, News


Yeah, this is gonna be great. Unless he decides to re-name it the Flaming Red Genitals House Tavern.

That used to be a great place for bands to play. It was a dive but John the owner was a big fan of original music and supported the scene. It seems like they won't be having music as the focus and that's too bad. The music situation at Singer's has been less than exciting.
I wish them the best with it but the location has always made it seem tough to be anything more than a neighborhood bar.

Yeah, Sam, I meant to tell you about this a few weeks ago. I still haven't figured out how to sucessfully tweet.

Poetry? You're kidding, right?This ISN'T Mt Vernon..

You should have asked how Singers (Nadds) is doing. They had bad food and high prices and stopped opening for lunch. If it wasn't for a group of guys who used to go in everyday for lunch and drinks, he would have had literally no business during the afternoon hours.

If he runs the Red House like he runs Nadds, it won't be around too long.

Well, Well, Well. Nadds, Flaming red genitals, blah, blah, blah is way too old to be of any Humor. Some angry people who obviously have no "taste" for entertainment unless it is old time Rock and Roll, or a love of the seasoned citizens from the former Tyson's Place.
Will, Singer's is doing great; especially with 3 feet of snow in the winter and 100 plus temps in the summer. My friends eat there quite often and like the food and especially the atmosphere. Are you kidding me, 99 cent Natty Bohs, $2 Rails and Shooters from 3 - 8 for happy hour, $7 Wings (over 50 flavors), $12 Prime Rib, Can you share whatever you may be smoking? By the way, Singer's keeps it's kitchen open till 12am, guess 14 hour kitchen hours should be the norm. Red House Tavern sounds like it will be a fun neighborhood Tavern, Good Luck to the new Owners

@Race- it may be 100 degrees outside but it is shilly in here!

What's with the BS about Singers. The food is GOOD , The place looks great and every time I have been there the ROCKED and were busy. 99 cent boh who woulda thought. A very good crab cake for $12.
What great Ideas for the Red House

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