‘Black-Tie Affair’ to celebrate local tavern’s 5th anniversary

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Mack?s Tavern in Washington Township to roll out the red carpet.

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Mackenzie Manley still finds it hard to believe that the idea she had more than five years ago to open a tavern has played out as successfully as it has.

“It still feels unreal every day to me that people come in to a place that started in my head,” Manley told Dayton.com Sunday. “I know we are very lucky to have survived this long in a time when new places are opening every day.”

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And now, it’s time to celebrate: Manley’s business, Mack’s Tavern, will host a 5th Anniversary Black Tie Affair from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the pub at 381 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Washington Twp. just west of Centerville.

"Come on, who doesn't want to get dressed up and spend the evening" with friends, the tavern said on the anniversary bash's Facebook event page. "We don't get to dress to the nines much as an adult, so Mack's is giving you a reason to feel all fancy for the night."

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There will be velvet ropes, red carpet, photo backdrop, smoke, lights, happy-hour prices all night, and no cover charge, organizers said.

The black tie is optional: “Come party in your tuxedo, suit and tie, best dresses, or come in t-shirts and jeans, we don't care as long as you are here,” organizers said. Carbonara Grill Food Truck will be at the pub serving up sandwiches, waffle fries, deep-fried Oreos and other items, organizers said.

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“It is crazy for me to think Mack's all started with an idea to build a bar where customers could call home, and hope that they would come once it was opened,” Manley said. “It is crazy to think it has been five years, and Mack's will do everything we can to still be different, welcoming, and provide a great place for people to come to for a fun time.”

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“I know we would not be here after five years if it wasn't for our outstanding staff and customers. They are who truly makes Mack's, Mack's.”