November Movies and Events at The BobWhite

Here it is, folks. Movies. Music. Theater. Wrestling.

Peep it…
November Screen Shot

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Fosterdam Takes Shape

IMG_1329Oh, joy. Another dispensary on Foster. We need this just like we need another auto shop or vacant storefront.

After hearing rumors for a couple months, it now appears certain that Smokey’s will indeed become a pot shop. As if Foster hasn’t made enough attempts at fully over-saturating itself with dispensaries (they’ve been opening and closing, seemingly, en masse for the last year and a half), we’ll make another go at it. This time, one of west Foster’s remaining dive bars will serve as collateral damage.

RIP Smokey’s.

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Happy Weekend, Foster People!

Well, this is a decidedly wetter start to the weekend than we’ve had in a long time. No sweat, though, as the clouds will part Saturday and Sunday before the rain comes back in force next week. Find a way to squeeze in some fun on Foster, whether happy hour, brunch, live music, or buying some board games, guitars, and/or records. (Yes, you can do all of that on Foster.)

Here are your weekend tidbits…

- Kudos to ‘Midpoint Food and Drink’ and the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) for hosting a business mixer last night. It was a good step in bringing the business community together, showing off some of the new FABA energy, and introducing some local-themed cocktails (the Foster Frappe was delightful). Oh, and they showed off some of that new energy to a couple key city staffers, most notably Commissioner Novick.

- FoPo Tavern has officially opened. Not only does it have to shed the Dusty’s persona, it’ll have to overcome the inaccurate and somewhat cliched moniker. If anybody’s been yet, let us know how it is.

Dog Bow Ties

This guy. A new dog bow tie could be yours.

- This might be the first time you’ve been asked this (it’d be weird if it isn’t), but is anybody in the market for dog bow ties? If so, Pieper Cafe is your place. Well, in front of Pieper Cafe will be your place. Josh returns Saturday, from 9 am to noon, for some serious, four-legged craft-making.

- Nayar Taqueria’s temporary Sunday closure has been lifted. They’re back to regular, week-long hours.

- If you’re feeling charitable, have some extra money to donate, or just want to promote a good cause, the Bob White Theatre Restoration Fund is in need of some cash. And your local theatre/music venue is in need of some loving. Contribute to the cause: here.

- Live music and happenings:
Torta- Overwinter, Friday; Jonathan Pierce, Saturday
Starday- Ron Stephens and Freakflag, Friday; The Golden Country, Saturday
Gemini- Amber Harlan Granmo Jazz Trio, Saturday
Bar Carlo- The Session, Saturday; Get Hammered For A Good Cause-Green Lents, Sunday
NWIPA- Killer IPA Fest, Sunday

Have a good weekend, all. Be cool.

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New Business Update

Foster’s newest not-new-bar is now open.
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And Green Noise Records has a sign and steadily-being-renovated building to go along with its recent opening.
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And Foster continues its growth spurt–good, bad, or otherwise.

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No Rising Phoenix Anytime Soon

IMG_4274Bummer. I guess Jesus just rolled through without any intention of bringing miracles to the building.

This is from the ‘Foster the Phoenix’ Facebook page:

“Hello friends and neighbors. The Foster the Phoenix movement will be taken a temporarily break as my father will be needing to use the space for his woodstove operation this winter. We have not given up on the idea of the Phoenix being great once again and a positive contribution to the community. However, the challenge of finding the financing to improve the property or potential buyer has proven very difficult. I will still be available via Facebook to discuss any ideas of how to restore this wonderful piece of property. Please be patient and don’t give up on the thoughts. We will bring it back!!!
“Thank You,
“Matt”

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Nayar Facelift Redux

Nayar Taqueria wasn’t satisfied with just one facelift. They decided to go with two— meanwhile, thoroughly exploring their color palette.
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Seemingly overnight, they went from new, vibrant turquoise and green to…
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Peach and purple.

Both look good, but I can only imagine what a third go-around will look like.

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