Cliff Gonzalez has been on the look out for a new location for some time now since the closing of the iconic Uptown bar The Loon was demolished to make way for what should be the best CVS Pharmacy in the country. Reports of negotiations have taken us across the city with the last sighting on Maple Avenue, very near The Grapevine Bar. Well, we have a very good source that now places the new bar back on McKinney Avenue.
The location is at 3404 McKinney. If that sounds familiar it’s because that is where House 34 recently shuttered. It is close enough to where the new CVS will be located, and in an ironic turn, you could park in the exact spot where The Loon was formerly located and bounce over to the new location.
We also understand that a working title for the new bar is not actually The Loon, but rather Cliff’s Bar and Grill. Who cares what it is called as long as there are ridiculously strong drinks and that chicken fried steak I so longingly miss.