The 6,000 sq. ft. space for the establishment -- a long-time fixture in the New Hope Commons area of south Durham -- is an expansion over its current space. Owner Dave Oholendt told BCR back in February that he was hoping for a spring opening, but a summer opening it looks to be. Update: We're hearing the weekend of August 21/22 may be in the cards for the debut.
A soft opening in the near future is a possibility, with a grand opening expected in the next few weeks. According to The Tavern's web site, the business is now hiring for employees at the new location. All inspections are complete at the space save for the health inspection, itself planned for this week.
Look for trivia, karaoke, and poker nights, along with live music, DJs and pool tables in the space.