Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Opening Day Howards

When the clock strikes six this evening Judith Howard will likely breathe a sigh of relief. Those close to her will sigh in relief as well and probably shed a happy tear or two. Mom Howard will likely take up residency on her rocking chair wearing the proud smile of a Mother. USN Capt. Ronald C. Howard will give a proud nod from the heavens.

Other neighbors lined up outside Howard will probably lightly tap on the glass wondering when they can officially mosey on up to the bar or out to the patio. Howard In Soulard officially opens its doors to the public at 6 pm tonight, May 8 at 13th and Lynch. The space that previously housed the Hi-Way Bar has been beautifully restored into what will surely be a fantastic neighborhood gathering place.

For more on how Howards came to be, read my previous story.

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Howards soft opening last weekend and got to take some pictures as well. I never had the opportunity to go into the Hi-Way Bar when it was open but I heard from neighbors who did go they that they can't believe Judith and her team did this with that. A bar area is somewhat set off from a larger seating area, which also features a television and stage. The outdoor area features a deck as well as a large patio area. Mom Howard's statue gives the patio area its own uniqueness.

Steve Reed and Ross Bell will open things up acoustically for Howards from 6 pm - 8 pm tonight. The Alley Mutts will then play from 8 pm - 10 pm. Zero Friction will play on Saturday from 2 pm -6 pm and The Darrells will play at the same time on Sunday.

For more information on Howards, check out their Facebook page.