In what may be the longest "we're opening a new bar" story, Hopleaf finally has an opening date for its expansion. Owner Michael Roper sent out an email early Tuesday morning saying that he will finally be able to open the doors to the new addition just south of the original bar on July 1.
The room is actually ready to go and liquor inspectors are coming in this week, but because of a 45-day waiting period being imposed by the city, no drinks can be served in the new space until July 1. However, the kitchen on the new side is complete and Roper has been given the green light to start using it this week. So all you hop heads that have been waiting to hang out in one of the new 113 seats or drink a beer from one of the many new taps, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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[Photo: Grant Kessler]