The New Old Drinking Spot at 15th and Prince

The vacant former-ice-house-turned-furniture-store at the corner of W. 15th St. and Prince St. appears ready to serve drinks again: Gregg Goldstein and Katz Coffee owner Avi Katz, the proprietors of the almost-ready-to-open Golden Bagels and Coffee on White Oak and Oxford, bought the former El Viejo Mexico Custom Furniture spot at 1701 W. 15th spot over the summer. (The furniture shop has since decamped outside the South Loop, at 4114 Belk St. near Cullinan Park.)

More has changed in this corner of the Heights near Shady Acres since the building’s ice-house days: “Nearly every home in a block radius has been torn down and 3 put in its place since the time that bar was there,” a neighbor tells Swamplot. Now posted to the façade of the 1,344-sq.-ft. structure: a TABC license application for mixed-beverage permits at this location — under the name of Birdocks 50 Fifty.

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Birdocks 50/Fifty

2 Comment

  • “Nearly every home in a block radius has been torn down and 3 put in its place since the time that bar was there,”
    Can I get an “Amen” my sisters and brothers.
    People in the Heights on the other side of Shepard go crazy if someone wants to repaint their house a “non-historic” color.

    But over here on the wrong side of the street, reopening of a bar is something to celebrate! That’s how we roll in Shady Acres, ya’ll.

    Keep the shady in Shady Acres.

  • I’m sure the people who lived next door are thrilled.