Even as restaurants are closing in downtown Lexington, others are opening: Creaux, a New Orleans-style bar, has opened at 310 West Short, which is now owned by Bob Estes, Dougie and Ieasha Allen, and Stephen Scaldaferri.
“Creaux is a New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar with plans to introduce Creole and southern Louisiana food by the end of the year,” Allen said in an email.
The grand opening will be Nov. 17 and 18, with an open house “meet and greet the owners” cocktail hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17, with drink specials and live music.
On Nov. 18, beginning at 4 p.m., the bar will have all-day happy hour and prize giveaways. Featured cocktails include the Slurricane, “spelled with two Rs for a reason,” according to a description on Facebook.
The bar will be open Wednesday through Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting until midnight on weeknights and beyond on the weekends. The bar also is booking private parties for the holidays.
The space was most recently Real Hamburger & Bar, opened last spring by restaurateurs Krim Boughalem and Andrea Sims, who are mired in legal troubles from the failed National Provisions restaurant on National and Walton. Earlier this fall, they closed Real Hamburger and sold the building.
Estes, who owns Parlay Social across Short Street, said last month that he hopes for the place to have a clean slate, with all new owners and a new concept.