In 2019, property owner Daniel Rockrohr applied to revamp the historic bar’s back patio – which would significantly add to the bar’s capacity with outdoor space. Now, Rockrohr has applied for a building permit signaling work could soon start.
Crews would thoroughly redo the space between the bar building and the alley. A new structure at the rear of the patio is proposed, which would add a second bar to service the outdoor seeing – and provide a much-needed set of new bathrooms.
The patio remodel is top-to-bottom. A new steel and wood-slat pergola would provide shade, an upgraded fence would surround the space on all sides, new tables and barstools would go in — and even the existing blacktop would be ripped out and replaced with concrete. A small space for a mobile food cart is also shown on project plans.
Renderings also show a possible mural carrying on the cactus theme painted on the mason block wall along the new outdoor bar.
The building permit values the remodel at $300,000.
The 1936 mason-block bar building will see no changes, according to the application.