The Phone Booth Lounge, which shut down its location on East Stroop Road late last year, has reopened in the former Dog's Breath Tavern space at 1912 E. Whipp Road.
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In December, Phone Booth owners Jack and Betty Wilderman said the inability to agree to terms of a sale with The Phone Booth’s property owner would force the club to shut down and move. Jack Wilderman also said the Phone Booth also had outgrown its Stroop Road location, which is about 4,000 square feet. The new location is about 5,200 square feet, and the layout of the building makes it feel even bigger, he said.
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“We are going to be able to make our people, our following, more comfortable,” he said. “It won’t be as crowded.”
Wilderman said the new bar features the same lineup of entertainment and weekly special-event nights, including its karaoke and trivia nights and live music on Friday and Saturday.
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The Phone Booth Lounge Facebook page lists these upcoming live-music shows at its new location:
- 3/30 — Curious Animals
- 3/31 — Diamond Mill Band
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Gary Leasure Jr., owner of the former Dog's Breath Tavern, said the deal with the Wildermans "made sense all the way around, and for everybody."
Leasure, who also is the co-owner of The Growler Pub & Grub at 3808 Wilmington Pike in Kettering, said The Growler will adopt some of the specialty nights that have drawn customers to Dog’s Breath.