Big makeover on tap for Timothy’s bar near UD

The iconic University of Dayton hangout Timothy’s Bar & Grill has announced on its Facebook page that it is getting a makeover.

Alumni reaction was swift and not entirely positive. “Don’t change our beloved Tim’s” was the sentiment of one Facebook commenter, and that sentiment was shared by several others. Other comments were more supportive, including “Woo! Can’t wait to come back and visit.”

The bar seemed to anticipate a backlash, saying in its announcement that Tim’s regulars shouldn’t need not worry. “The inside of Tim’s that you know & love so well won’t change,” the bar’s owners said.

Here’s the full text of the announcement, which was accompanied by an architect’s rendering of the new exterior of Timothy’s (the reference to “Rats” refers to the acronym-nickname well known to UD alumni of “Regulars At Tim’s”):

“After over 50 years of serving the greatest university in the world, Timothy’s is getting a makeover. We are proud to be a part of Dayton’s great revitalization. Over the next couple months, you’ll notice some changes. Moda4 Design has created a fresh new look for the outside of our building, including a patio. Rats, don’t worry. The inside of Tim’s that you know & love so well won’t change. This is just the first phase of our plan to grow along with the UD community. Details on our second floor expansion coming soon.”

We’re working to being you more details of the upcoming renovation at Tim’s.