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Lange and DeShaw turn The Groove into Blackbird this October.

The end of The Groove gives flight to Blackbird

This past July Marisa Lange, owner of Classic Slice, 2797 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., and business partner Holly DeShaw purchased the bar at 3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., formerly known as The Groove.

According to Lange, their plan is to revamp and restructure to re-open this October as Blackbird.

"Look forward to cozy booths, a back patio, DJs and a rad community space in the back room," she says.

Blackbird will offer beer, wine and booze, as well as coffee and tea. Lange and DeShaw say they are considering serving food in the future and are still debating whether or not smoking will be allowed.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more details as they develop.


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mb411 | Sept. 3, 2008 at 9:25 a.m. (report)

Sounds awesome -- can't wait! Agree with the non-smoking and serving Classic Slice pizza ideas!

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jthom | Sept. 2, 2008 at 12:02 p.m. (report)

Agreed with Deex - was not a fan of the Groove. Hope the new place is non-smoking as well! So nice to go to non-smoking places for a few drinks and not coming out smelling like the Landmark's old carpeting.

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deex | Sept. 2, 2008 at 11:44 a.m. (report)

Unfortunately Groove was never a destination. I look forward to the rework of this space. Please no smoking, or allow it on this 'patio'. And I'm going to say it...serve Classic Slice pizza, you could install an underground, heated dumb waiter from business to business. Maybe the City has an unused steam tunnel down KK or something.

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