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New bar from Scofflaw owners will not have Western theme

Forthcoming bar will "fill the Bonny's-sized hole in your heart"

  • Those hoping for a replacement for now-closed Bonny's Bar should keep their eyes on a forthcoming bar in Logan Square.
Those hoping for a replacement for now-closed Bonny's Bar should… (RedEye File )
May 14, 2013|By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink | RedEye

Andy Gould, one of the owners of Scofflaw, definitely has a sense of humor.

A redacted press release posted on Scofflaw's blog Wednesday was a playful way to announce a new Logan Square bar that the team has in the works.

But because details are scarce, it led to some speculation, including a rumor that the bar would be "hillbilly-" or "country-Western-" themed.

"I can go on the record and say that we are not [building] a hillbilly line-dancing bar," Gould said. "Though I think it’s kind of hilarious and kind of enjoy it. I don’t know if [they] were talking to one of the drunk, homeless guys over there or what, but it's definitely not going to be a hillbilly line-dancing bar."

To those who wonder whether the new project will resurrect Bonny's Bar, a beloved Logan Square spot that closed in September, Gould said he can't give a definitive answer, but did say that the new project "aims to fill the Bonny's-sized hole in your heart."

He said the blackouts on the blog post will be removed one-by-one over the coming weeks until more details are revealed.

"We're still in the early stages of the whole thing and don't want to get ahead of ourselves," Gould said. "We don't want to jinx it."

kbernot@tribune.com  @redeyeeatdrink

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