Get ready for some big changes at the venue known as Bridger's Bottle Shop at 510 Westport Road.
The five-month-old beer emporium has become, since it opened, better known for the restaurant inside the venue — Alex Pope's popular Preservation Market
— than for the beer selection. Pope and his crew, including head chef Devin Campbell, are taking a more active role in the business (including the management of the business) now that two of the original managing partners, Phil Theis and Aaron Beatty, are currently more focused on their karaoke saloon, Offkey Karaoke Lounge & Suites; the third managing partner, Eric Flanagan, is now working for the Westport Ale House.
"In the short term, patrons will see very few changes," Pope says. "But we'll be introducing quite a few changes over the next few weeks. Starting this week, Adam Northcraft is the general manager, and we'll have a full-time host welcoming visitors. It was very confusing for people walking into the place for the first time."