What Pageturners Lounge won’t be; Grandmother’s and Godfather’s (in the column); Jake Bellows tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , , , — @ 12:25 pm August 23, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

There was buzz at Saturday night’s Digital Leather/Agent Orange show about what’s going on at Pageturners Lounge, the new bar owned and operated by Conor Oberst and Phil Schaffart located right next to Goldberg’s on 50th and Dodge. Scuttlebutt is that they’ve been hiring staff and are preparing to open very soon. Schaffart confirmed both rumors yesterday, saying they’re hoping for an early-mid September opening, and have indeed done some hiring.

I took the opportunity to try to pin Schaffart down on what style of bar Pageturners will be. Will the menu focus on hoity-toity craft cocktails? Nope. OK, well will you be trying to emulate the style (and success) of Benson’s Krug Park with a million beers on tap? Nope again. More details could be forthcoming when Schaffart and Oberst get back from the Desaparecidos tour, which starts Saturday in Seattle. Until then, click on over to the Pageturners Lounge Facebook page and give it a “like.”

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In the column this week: What do Bob Kerrey and Herman Cain have in common? Both played a role in destroying some very precious teenage food memories. Read about it in this week’s issue of The Reader, or online right here.

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Everyone’s favorite troubadour/singer-songwriter/good guy Jake Bellows (ex-Omahan, ex-Neva Dinova) takes the stage at O’Leaver’s tonight with Sam Martin (Capgun Coup) and Reagan Roeder. Plus, PBR & Grainbelt bottles for a $1. Get messed up and sing along! $5, 9:30 p.m.

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Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at Lazy-i.com — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2012 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

1 Comment »

  • Tim,
    The Godfather’s in 85 miles west in Columbus still makes it the way it was meant to be. They are one of (2) locations in the US that still makes it that way, the other is a small town somewhere in Ohio.
    Due to Columbus being among the earliest franchised locations for the restaurant, they weren’t binded by the same rules as the newer one’s that have been opening up since the 80s.

    Comment by Christopher Columbus — August 24, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

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