As many know by now, Jim Boal took over ownership of the Kwazy Wabbit once again. In the spirit of starting anew, Jim is updating (and improving) the joint. From remodeling the basement to completely rebuilding the bar area to replacing the entire ceiling and walls the Kwazy Wabbit is getting a new look and a fresh new feel.
Beginning earlier this year he pretty much has gutted the whole inside and is rebuilding the inside by himself. Construction commencement was kind of unofficially announced by a practical joke. Rather than fixing the sign, the electrician turned the sign upside down. Not to be outdone, Jim let it stay that way and pretended not to notice. That joke is apparently still going on but has come to signify the upheaval going on inside.
It should also be noted that the bar is up for sale. Jim hopes to fix up the bar, get it going well, and then sell it again. Warmer winter climes are calling.
Here is a first look at the remodeling going on inside. Jim painted the underside of the ceiling above the bar area a nice cherry red which matches the base of the building outside…when it’s not buried in snow. The framed lighting with softening has already been installed which have since been surrounded in ceiling tile. The whole bar area has been moved to the far corner of the room from the middle of the room where it was before. More room for pool tables! Also, the doorway leading the restrooms has been widened which will help when you have to make that tough walk to the bathroom at 1am.
I know how much people would love the saws to stay in there, sadly they will not be a part of the bar when it opens.
Another major renovation Jim undertook was to completely renovate the
dungeon basement. Most people, when they redo their basements they do things like add carpeting or clean and add furniture, stuff like that. Jim, tore out all the floor concrete and completely replaced it all. He then painted it to give it that marble look you can see in the picture.
The walls are all patched up and painted over. Also more lighting was installed so now the basement lights up real nicely.
The basement was a massive project, but now it doesn’t resemble a scary cave anymore. In fact, it might become some kind of game room *hint hint Jim.
The Kwazy Wabbit has undergone major changes within the last year. New owner led to a new look. We all can’t wait to see the new Kwazy Wabbit once it is completed. You can be certain though, that with Jim running the place again, it will be a better bar.