Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Port Hole Pub opened up late last year, replacing the former Spot.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Thursday, February 21
Port Hole Pub owner Amie Lee opened the bar in Port Washington late last year citing a love for the city and an accompanying nautical theme. "I always wanted to live in Port Washington — I love it," she said, also mentioning the lakefront and summer tourism. The name "Port Hole" is meant to stick with a nautical theme for the establishment; the bar is located at 201 W. Grand Ave., formerly The Spot. The bar recently added signage out front, drawing attention to its newly established roots. Add photos from your night out to this article, or visit the business' listing to review and rate the pub.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Supporters of having Deville's Lounge replace Foxys Bar couldn't sway the Common Council, which on Tuesday denied the business its needed license, citing other downtown developments and the location's police history.
An uphill battle to launch Deville's Lounge in downtown Port Washington peaked on Tuesday night when the Common Council voted to deny the liquor license that was needed to open the business. Troy Koput, who has been trying to launch Deville's Lounge in the former Foxys Bar space, appeared at City Hall for the Common Council's open hearing on the matter in hopes of surmounting the enormous opposition he's faced from city officials since he first proposed opening the bar in November. Even after a roughly hour-long debate, the council moved to deny the liquor license on the the grounds of incompatibility with the downtown area redevelopment plans and the proximity of developing properties as well as the past history at the location and …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A Foxys Bar employee who was to be the Deville's Lounge manager is no longer with the new business, a move the owner hopes will help sway city officials. The license will be debated during a public hearing on Tuesday.
Hopeful business owner Troy Koput, who has been trying to launch Deville's Lounge in the former Foxys Bar space, has requested a public meeting to discuss the approval of the retail alcohol beverage license needed to open the business. Koput has faced an enormous amount of opposition from city officials since he first proposed opening the bar in November. At that time, former Foxys employee Christian Zaja was set to be the manager of the bar. Zaja is no longer with the business in hopes that the negative publicity tied to his background — an OWI six years ago as well as an after hours violation cited in Port Police Chief Kevin Hingiss' report recommending denial of the license — will go away. The issue was to be addressed in closed session…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Business owner Ann Dohms, who took over last spring, often makes up specialty drinks at the bar that was formerly Chuck's Engine Room.
Though Port resident Ann Dohms spent her time in college studying to become a surgical technician, the closest thing to "medicinal" in her every-day work probably happens mid-afternoon — when patrons roll up to her bar for happy hour. Dohms, who worked as a bartender throughout her college career, said she always wanted to own a bar — so when Chuck's Engine Room was getting ready to move out, she couldn't pass up the chance. Dohms reopened the bar as The Spot last May, after a bit of cleaning and painting as well as the addition of a new bartop and other renovations. "It’s just fun for me, I really enjoy it — I just really always wanted to (own a bar) — this opportunity arose and I figured … jump in," Dohms said. Dohms has been bartending …