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Mickey's Closes, Will Reopen as Gaslight This Spring

By Paul Biasco | January 29, 2014 7:56am
 Mickey's Bar and Patio has closed and will re-open as Gaslight under new management in the Spring.
Mickey's Bar and Patio has closed and will re-open as Gaslight under new management in the Spring.
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LINCOLN PARK — Mickey's Bar and Patio in Lincoln Park has closed and will reopen as Gaslight Bar and Grill in the spring.

The bar, which is known for its patio along Clark Street, was bought out by the Four Corners Tavern Group, owners of Trellis, Benchmark, The Crossing and Schoolyard.

The group shut down Gaslight's original location at 2426 N. Racine Ave. in September to make way for Trellis.

The new Gaslight will likely open in mid-to-late April at 2450 N. Clark St. after extensive renovations.

"We want to give it a fresh, clean identity," said Ryan Indovina, a director with the Four Corners Group. "We want to try to breathe new life into the place."

The new bar/restaurant concept won't resemble the quiet neighborhood-y feel of the original Gaslight or Mickey's, Indovina said.

The menu will feature an "expanded fish taco program," fresh guacamole, tequila, margaritas and many of the Four Corners' group's staples such as mini burgers and traditional bar food.

The owners of the bar, which is a few blocks from the beach, hope to cash in on the beach-going demographic.

"If you are at a bar off the beach, what would you expect?" Indovina said.

He stressed it will not only be a summer bar, and will continue to hold Mickey's allegiance to Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns.

The owners hope to start construction in about a week.

Indovina said his group had been in touch with the owners of Mickey's for months trying to figure out the best time for them to shut down.

"We are excited about this one," he said. "We knew that's a fantastic location. We love the beer garden out front and we love that neighborhood."