New bar planned for Carpenter Building

By Jodi Schwan

The owners of the historic Carpenter Building on Phillips Avenue are adding a new bar.

The Carpenter Bar will be in the former Stogeez space, which will be completely renovated starting April 1.

carpenter bar

The Carpenter Bar will replace Stogeez at the Carpenter Building.

“We are excited to transform this space into a beautiful and inviting bar for the downtown community,” said Anne Haber, who is the managing partner of the Carpenter Building and co-owner of The Carpenter Bar.

Carpenter Bar logo

Reclaimed marble from the building will be used in the renovation along with distinctive lighting and a variety of seating options.

“The space will be a stylish mix of the Carpenter Building’s historic warmth and modern touches with a few fun surprises,” Haber said.

The bar will be managed by Brian White, who has 14 years of experience in the industry and most recently managed Icon Lounge.

“The location is definitely a huge asset, as well as the patio,” White said. “I just liked the fact it’s small enough we can really do whatever we want to do.”

He anticipates offering classic cocktails, local beers and wine with an emphasis on bottle sales.

“I’m a huge fan of classic cocktails and mixology as a whole,” White said.

He also plans to offer snacks and small appetizers such as nut mixes and meat and cheese trays that complement the beverages.

The Carpenter Bar plans to open in mid-May.

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The Carpenter Building

The Carpenter Building was built as a hotel in 1912. It was renovated in the 1990s by David and Carol Dyke and purchased by the Scherschligt family in 2015.

The building includes American State Bank, Home Porch, Keller’s Green Grocery, Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Gifts, Say Anything Jewelry, offices on the second floor and loft apartments on the top floors.

New bar planned for Carpenter Building

The owners of the historic Carpenter Building on Phillips Avenue are adding a new bar.

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