The Scoop: Craft Art Bar to open on Cherokee Street

January 15th 12:01pm, 2014

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{Craft Art Bar owners Tom Halaska (left) and Tatyana Telnikova (right) stand with interior designer and builder Jamie Jessop(center).}

 

On the heels of the news that Yaqui’s will soon open on Cherokee Street comes word of its new neighbor. Craft Art Bar will be located just feet away at 2732 Cherokee St., and is set to open in early March.

Craft Art Bar is a project by Tom Halaska and Tatyana Telnikova. Halaska and Telnikova are both figures in the local bar scene. He is the general manager at Sasha’s on Shaw; she owns HandleBar in The Grove.  They plan to make Craft Art Bar a bar that embraces art of all kinds – from the local art featured on the walls to live performances to art magazines and board games. “Come in, be inspired, bring your sketchbook – whatever your craft is,” Halaska said. “There won’t be TVs with sports on, but we will have things here to occupy your time.”

 

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{The owners hope to replace the front windows with stained glass.}

Craft Art Bar won’t just settle your fix for art – it will quench your thirst and fill your belly. On the beverage side, five taps will be dedicated to local brews. Look for cocktails that are classic in style, but with a modern twist. “Every bottle behind the bar will have a purpose,” Halaska said. The wine list will be small “but damn good,” he added. “What it lacks in quantity, it makes up in substance.”

The food menu will feature small bites: flatbreads, local meats, cheese, breads and spreads. The owners hope to source some products from Hot Skillet Farms, an urban farm collective on Cherokee Street. “It’s a lot of ‘Here’s what we’re cooking today,’” Halaska said. Craft Art Bar will not have a separate kitchen; instead they will use an induction stovetop and convection oven behind the bar. Halaska noted that they intend to invite area chefs to periodically guest cook at Craft Art Bar using this minimalist equipment.

 

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{The 1,700-square-foot space is being transformed into a bar that embraces art of all kinds.}

When construction by Jamie Jessop of building interiors firm Jessop Design Co. is complete, the narrow, 1,700-square-foot space will have a lounge area, a 30-seat dining area and a 20-seat bar – all of it with an artsy feel. Design elements will include stained glass panels in the front windows, a decoupage finish on the a 24-foot bar top, and lots of curves: the wavy shape of the bar, the arched shelving behind it, and the restored shape of the space’s original ceiling.

“We’re excited to be part of this neighborhood,” Telnikova said. “We’re surrounded by talented, forward-thinking ambitious people. There’s a large amount of camaraderie. There’s a reason why we’re on this street.”

-photos by Michelle Volansky

- See more at: http://www.saucemagazine.com/blog/?p=34345#sthash.RyRaWmHr.dpuf

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Comment by MySLArt.org on January 18, 2014 at 1:48am
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