What does one have to do to get a mayoral ribbon cutting? Reopen a beloved bar, apparently. According to Jack O'Toole, the city's Director of Communication, Mayor John Tecklenburg will walk over to The Blind Tiger roughly around 6 p.m. tonight to usher in a new era for the Broad Street speakeasy.
As readers know, The Blind Tiger closed in January following what longtime owner Lisa Brown said at the time was a decision by her landlords not to renew her lease
. Developer Mike Shuler, who also owns Midtown, is one of the landlords and took over ownership of the Tiger after the closure.
Shuler has spent the past year renovating the building at 36 Broad and 38 Broad St. and tonight he'll reveal the new look complete with new flooring, lighting, and a menu that Eater posted earlier this week
. The menu includes sandwiches, oysters on the half shell, and, of course, the dish of our time, avocado toast.
You can toast the Tiger with toast tonight beginning at 6 p.m., and if you hit it at the right time, O'Toole tells us you may even get a performance from Tecklenburg tickling the Tiger's ivories, too.