Monday, August 1, 2011
Cretia’s on McKinney closed, Bull & Bear now open from Inwood Tavern owners
Just opened over the weekend.
Lisa and Elia "Tom" Georgalis, who bought the Inwood Tavern last year and did an impressive remodel, are giving this space the same kind of TLC.
The deal went down very quickly, says Tom.
"I walked in the door for last time last Thursday, made an offer, and we were open this weekend," he says. "We live in University Park so it made sense. We needed a backyard place, and this was straight up our alley."
Their spruce-up of the Tavern, including new pool tables, shuffleboard, TVs, and tables, plus a patio with misters and flat-screen TVs, has revived the place significantly, and they did the same thing with this spot, too.
"For five days, me and a group of 20 guys got it done, from the kitchen all the way through to the patio," Tom says.
This was the second branch of Cretia's which moved from one spot on McKinney to another. Georgalis kept a few of her items, but opened the space. "Cretia did a great job, it was hard to get rid of the furniture she had, but we needed to scale it down," he says.
They won't open the kitchen for another two weeks, and the restaurant component will come second.
"We'll have gourmet pizzas and salads, but we're a bar that serves food, not a restaurant that serves drinks," he says. "Our forte is happy hours, good food good people."
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