The sign in front of the former Hans’ Bier Haus (which after 21 years shut down last month as previously announced) now reads a little differently: ChristoMio Coffee Bar is setting up shop at 2523 Quenby (in the shadow and projectile range of the nextdoor 2520 Robinhood condo tower). The new logo appears to have been planted onto the old sign just a few days after Hans’ mid-July final hurrah; no official opening date has yet been announced.
The alcoholic legacy on the Quenby-Kelvin-Robinhood-Kirby block is carried forward by newcomer Bar Bleu (which has moved into the spot formerly occupied by fellow departed condo neighbor Hudson Lounge) and long-time windowless blues bar The Big Easy. And ChristoMio looks to be edging out the competition for northernmost Rice Village coffee shop, snagging the title from the Kirby Dr. Starbucks 1 block south.
- ChristoMio Coffee Bar [Facebook]
- Previously on Swamplot: Freshly Sold Hans’ Bier Haus Shutting Down in 4 Weeks; Iced Again: A White Christmas Comes Early to Hans’ Bier Haus; Hans’ Bier Haus on the Rocks, Who Got the Police Ticket for the Hans’ Bier Haus Meat Bomb?, There’s Nothing Between the 2520 Robinhood Condos and Hans’ Bier Haus Now Except Pounds of Rotting Flesh, The Party Will Go on at Hans’ Bier HausBar Fight in the Village: Hans’ Bier Haus Fights for Its License2520 Robinhood Alerts Its Residents: Watch Out for the Owners of That Bar We’ve Been Attacking,Spilling It to the Judge: 2520 Robinhood and Hans’ Bier Haus Get Their Day in Court, 2520 Robinhood Vs. the Merry Men of Hans’ Bier Haus: It’s Come to This, 2520 Robinhood Torments the Beer Drinkers Next Door
Photos of 2523 Quenby St.: Swamplot inbox