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Contact Us,Six months ago, 20 year old bar and music venue the Crown Harp closed its doors for good, also effectively closing the book on Lower Greenville’s chapter as a place to go for cheap drinks, laid back dives and live music. The space has been vacant ever since.

Now, a pair of business owners have announced a new business in its place, and if this isn’t a metaphor for all the changes on Lower Greenville, I don’t know what is. Sameer Patel and Patrick Bruce, the business partners behind nearby Feed Company Eatery and Bourbon Lounge, announced the new concept this week: Leela Raw Bar ABV Establishment. (Yes,
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that is its real name.) Via a press release:

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Located at 1914 Greenville Avenue in the space formerly home to The Crown Harp pub, Leela abv is a multi faceted upscale dining and drinking concept, including a raw bar and wine bar on the first floor and speakeasy style craft cocktail bar on the second floor.

Raw bar, “upscale dining and drinking,” a “speakeasy style craft cocktail bar,” “prohibition style cocktails” the release reads like a 2017 restaurant trend generator. The only things missing are mention of an open kitchen and white subway tiles.

Crown Harp hung in there for years after Lowest Greenville shifted to become the neighborhood that it is today, one with bars that close at midnight,
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expansive rooftop patios serving frozen ros and a Trader Joe’s.