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Friday, April 16, 2021
Madhatter Bar will remain at its current Gorham Street location, despite being under new ownership.

Madhatter Bar will remain at its current Gorham Street location, despite being under new ownership.

New Madhatter Bar owner excited to reopen

Madhatter Bar will reopen under the ownership of Susan McKinney after closing for a couple weeks due to an alcohol license suspension.

“I’m excited to get going again,” McKinney said. “We’re going to be totally strict, like the city requires. We will not allow any underagers.”

Madhatter Bar will reopen Thursday, Jan. 28 at midnight. This is after having been closed Jan. 14-28 due to a temporary suspension of their alcohol license for going over capacity and violating underage drinking laws.

McKinney has also requested that the Alcohol License Review Committee allow them to increase capacity from 200 people to 320 people. She said this will allow them to let more people in, avoid going over capacity and decrease the number of people waiting in line in the cold.

The new owner intends to carry on running the bar, which has been in business since 1986, saying she would like it to “continue to be a place where people of age can go to hang out.”

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