A fresh chapter has begun for one of Dayton’s most acclaimed bars.
The Century Bar reopened on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, at its new location, 18 S. Jefferson St.
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The bourbon bar left 10 S. Jefferson St. — its home under that same name since 1942 — following a New Year’s Eve bash.
The new location is right next door to the old location in the Fire Blocks District.
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All that banging behind closed doors is starting to pay off at Century Bar’s new location, 18 S. Jefferson St.
The bourbon bar and its co-owner Joseph Head have posted updates since leaving 10 S. Jefferson St. — its home under that same name since 1942 — following a New Year’s Eve bash.
“Big day today, phase 1 (which gets us back open) is almost complete,” the bar posted on its official website on Saturday, Jan. 25.
An opening date for the new Century has not been announced.
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But while you wait, here are a few photos of the progress courtesy of the bar:
PHOTO (JAN. 5): The state of the bar's stain-glass bar panels before they were cleaned.
PHOTO (JAN. 5): The state of one of the bar's stain-glass bar panels after it was cleaned.
PHOTO (JAN. 8): Wooden female figures from the bar in the new location.
PHOTO (JAN. 17): Century Bar's relocated historic bar.
PHOTO (JAN. 24): The lights on the bar in the new location.
PHOTO (JAN. 27): A new bar area.