|The old Bear needs a new tenant|
The joint had grown a bit dowdy over the years, but it experienced a renewed flush of popularity in 2004 when it began serving breakfast on weekends.
And then, the following year, everything fell apart after Bill Womack
rented the facility to a group of neo-Nazis for a festive little Aryan
assembly that garnered quite a bit of negative publicity.
Womack denied that he knew the Swastika-sporting gang who rented the
venue were neo-Nazis (even though many of the guests looked like cast
members from a community theater production of Cabaret). It didn't matter: The restaurant closed soon afterwards.
But the facility is still for rent, in case some ambitious restaurateur wants to revive the location's past glory as a German
restaurant or maybe -- shades of Cabaret! -- turn it into the Kit Kat Klub!