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What's up with bar l'etranger?

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    chrisat4th
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    Stopped by there last night about 9 PM and they were very closed? Are they still in business? I’ll be super bummed if not – it is one of my favorite places to go, be chill and talk.

    #447190

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    Closed on a Sat. night at 9 PM? Not a good sign!

    #447191

    Cats With Thumbs
    Participant

    I stopped by friday a week ago and it was closed then too :( sad.

    #447192

    Cats With Thumbs
    Participant

    I stopped by friday a week ago and it was closed then too :( sad.

    #447193

    CycleJackson
    Member

    Very bad news indeed. Love this place.

    #447194

    cc
    Member

    There has been discussion on yelp for about a week. Nothing definitive yet. No matter how you slice it, it is a shitty way to treat your customers.

    http://www.yelp.com/topic/gahanna-bar-l-etranger

    Called, and their voicemail off hours reverberated. Same ol’.

    Then we called Due Amici to confirm closing. Their response: “Yep, we’re open!”

    Then we called Barrio for another take “Um yea we’re closed through the weekend for a remodel and we’re changing to a new bar.”

    Their facebook and twitter accounts act like they are open, but apparently are run by outsourced zombies.

    Final answer: Unconfirmed. I’m not sure anyone knows what’s going on.

    #447195

    wassan
    Member

    Wow that’s just crazy quick. I’m surprised its closing, but who knows what the story is.

    @cc – not sure why you would think its a shitty way to treat customers? This is a business, obviously something happened and made the owner make this decision but its not like they have to make everyone aware of every detail of it? If its closing suddenly, its not like the owner WANTED that to happen. I’m sure in a few days it will be clear.

    Not sure why folks act as though its an affront to them when they aren’t told details of a business deal. So strange!

    There is great potential in that spot, I hope someone grabs it or its remodeled. Its a beautiful space.

    #447196

    cc
    Member

    I think a note on their door and on their webpage that they are closed until further notice would be the appropriate way to handle this.

    @wassan
    That they are closing is just an assumption, their twitter and facebook accounts are specifically replying to customers they are still open. Using that info I sent a group of friends there on Friday. That is the shitty part.

    Regardless, I hope they reopen soon.

    #447197

    DCist
    Member

    I wonder whats up with this place and why no one can get a straight answer? I liked the “old bristol” the way it was about 2 years ago before the first rennovation. (At least it was the “original” for me because I’ve only been in Cbus for 4 years).

    #447198

    chrisat4th
    Member

    Weird. And a major bummer – I really liked the place.

    #447199

    rreid
    Member

    i was there a couple weeks ago, and the bartender told me it was closing. it’s not changing ownership, but the plan is to re-brand it and turn it into a gay bar.

    #447200

    ToddAnders
    Blocked

    That would be interesting; I’m sure, just like most people who talk, there are very few who know what the real story is.

    #447201

    rory
    Participant

    ToddAnders wrote >>
    That would be interesting; I’m sure, just like most people who talk, there are very few who know what the real story is.

    Ok, fill us in.

    #447202

    Jordans23000
    Participant

    Its True, Jeff is turning it into a gay bar, don’t know how long the renovations are going to take, but if they continue to have the worse bar menu in town then it won’t be a gay club for long either.

    #447203

    cc
    Member

    Interesting news. Considering the large amount of lgbt students on campus, it might find its niche. I hope it does well.

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