WHEN WILL THE OTHER DOOR REOPEN?
We are considering our options, and will let you know later in the month. For us to reopen, we must feel it is reasonably safe for our customers and staff, and that we can operate at a profit instead of a loss. For the past three months, we have been sustained entirely by a handful of dedicated customers who subscribed to our curated experience boxes, and helped us liquidate liquor, beer, and wine to pay our bills. These patrons made it possible for us to continue operating, and put food on the tables of four team members. But for us to open the doors again, and cover rent, taxes, insurance, payroll, utilities, and all the other crushing weight of this business, many more customers will need to show up.
WHAT ABOUT THE POOL HALL, LIVE MUSIC, AND PATIO?
We are working out how to create a social space that exceeds best standards for the current pandemic. We may be an outdoor cocktail lounge and beer garden during the day, and open air silent disco at night. We may bring back gallery space for art, or run a mini drive in movie theater. We may take bookings for exclusive use of the pool tables or other areas of the bar. Strange times like these demand that we reinvent The Other Door, and this is your chance to have a voice in what we become...but we need both helpers and funds to implement these plans. If you want The Other Door to return, we need to hear from you NOW.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We need assistance with production, audio, cooking, software, hardware, art, performance, and whatever other talents you can muster. We still need to liquidate as much liquor and as many kegs as we can, so we have funds to reopen. And most importantly, we need more subscribers to the mystery boxes that have been getting so much attention. The bottom line is that bars are sustained by their regular customers, and during this crisis, subscribers ARE our regular customers. Whether you sign up weekly, or monthly, or just spread the word to other friends and regulars, the response we see this month will decide our future.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE AMAZING INFUSIONS AND COCKTAILS TO GO?
We are working on those, so you can experience our wondrous concoctions at home. We expect to offer some bottled cocktails next week, but this is also a a matter of help and funds. We have pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps this far, going from one unpaid owner cleaning up an empty bar, to a small team of paid employees handling packing and deliveries...but we need to sell our current stock to keep going.
WILL THERE BE A 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY?
YES! In one form or another, as soon as it is feasible, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary that swept through our quiet bar in the darkness of May. We guarantee that The Other Door 10th Anniversary St. Patrick's de Mayo Easter Ball will BLOW YOUR MIND.
HOW WILL WE KNOW WHEN THE OTHER DOOR IS OPEN?
We announce everything in our newsletter, along with our usual dose of musings, discounts, secrets, and lies: