Urban legend - Bar to open in downtown Roch.
Here's some from my column in today's paper. It looks like the story that a new bar is sailing into the former Gilligan's space is not a tall tale.
The drinks stopped flowing back in September, but work is under way to open a new downtown Rochester bar in a legendary location.
A new nightspot — Legends — is taking shape as construction rolls along at 11 Fourth St. S.E. in the AFL Labor Temple.
That's the spot where Gilligan's bobbed along for almost four years until Scott "Minnow" Fisher closed it two months ago.
While official details on Legends are sparse, the talk on the street is that the new bar will cater to a different crowd than Gilligan's did.
Legends is said to be lining up cooks to create a food menu, and even planning some live music performances.
There's no word yet on when Legend's might launch. Rochester building permits do show that the old bar will be or already has been replaced with a new one, so that seems like a good sign of something happening soon.