The rumors are true. Zoobies will be open soon, under new ownership, but with the conviction to deliver the ambiance of a neighborhood tavern. New owners Alan Hooper, Aaron Matthews, and Sam Short are no strangers to Old Town. They all have skin in the game, and think Old Town is an awesome place for this venture.
The managing partner, Sam Short, says he is a lover of good booze in general. “As a sommelier I have always felt that it is important to serve the best product you possibly can, and we are going to make that so at Zoobies Old Town Tavern.” See what the Zoobies website says about their product and presentation:
“We're a small neighborhood joint with an expansive beer, wine, and cocktail menu, some damn delicious bar snacks, and a fantastic retail carry-out area.(we have samples of a lot of our retail beer and wine, so try a sip before you buy a bottle. In the winter you can cozy up to the fireplace and complain long and loud about the snow, and in the summer we have an outdoor area - because drinking outside in the summer in Michigan is why we all live here, right?)Come on in; you'll be happy that you did.”
You will be happy to hear that the distinctive name and Sputnik inspired sign will remain. The projected opening date is in mid-May. You can watch for updates on their website and Facebook fan page.
Craving’s Gourmet Popcorn welcomes Zoobies Old Town Tavern to the family of Old Town businesses that know that with hard work and a willingness to work together, good business can happen here! And in the spirit of collaboration we are pleased to announce that Zoobies will be serving Cravings Gourmet Popcorn. More on that later!
Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan. Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.