Around the Corner is officially open for business at 1510 Hutchins Street and residents of EaDo are in for a special treat - a welcoming patio with easy bar access, a killer view of downtown and a ping pong table. The only problem is you may never want to leave.
Cheryl Crider, proprietor and owner of Down the Street in the Heights has designed a bar that's inviting and warm on the inside and cool and chill on the outside. If ever a bar were designed for patio season, this is it. The house itself was built in 1903 and Crider has kept original floors, walls, and sliding doors, where possible. She even imported a 100-year old door from upstate New York for the front. Her touches shine in the details like brass rabbit and fox-head bag hooks under the main bar and warm lighting fixtures from vintage fans.
For now they are serving cocktails, wine and beer and have coffee and espresso machines on order. Crider along with business partner Shakti Baum already have a sister food truck in the works, Etta. Serving global soul food, it will initially be permanently parked at the back patio of Around the Corner, but we can expect it to be mobile and making appearances at farmers markets and events around town soon.