Friday, July 31, 2015

Opening: Bar Stella

Pizzeria Stella gets a bar next door.

Opening: Bar Stella

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Marmoleum floor at Bar Stella
Marmoleum floor at Bar Stella

Stephen Starr's Pizzeria Stella (Second and Lombard Streets) is getting a bar next door, in the former pilates studio on the Second Street side.

It opens Friday (5/7) and workers are in those furious final hours. Hence, the photo of the floor, a retro-looking marmoleum, because the rest of the joint was unphotographable.

You can get in through the front door (open facade, like Parc) or head through a passage from Stella. The 12-seat wooden bar, recovered from a VFW post in upstate New York, and the painted bricks give the bar an oldtime tap vibe.

Four booths will sit 16, and there will be three tables to accommodate 12 more.

Same beer and wine list as Stella, plus a full bar, and you will be able to order food off Stella's menu.

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