The Weekly's own Rocket Queen, Hannah Levin, just dropped me a note to say that she and her partner, JJ Wandler, finally signed a deal for a new bar in Greenwood, which they're planning to name Gainsbourg. It's going to be located at 8550 Greenwood Ave. N., where the former Northside Grill was. From her email:
We're doing a fair amount of cosmetic improvements to the space, including exposing more of the brick walls, putting in new floors, and recovering the bar in zinc. We'll be opening the first week of November with beer and wine only to start, but plan to add an extensive cocktail menu before the holiday season.
Wandler's been at Tigertail for a year or so now, where he introduced the brunchtime make-yer-own Bloody Mary bar, and before that he has tended bar at Chupacabra and the Tin Hat. (A third, minority partner is Scott Kannberg, otherwise known as Spiral Stairs.) The bar will will be serving little plates of echt French food, and Hannah promises me that patrons may catch sightings of Jane Birkin in the altogether.
I told Hannah that if she didn't name a drink after Serge Gainsbourg's most controversial song, a duet with daughter Charlotte, I would never speak to her again: