The formerly jet-black facade of Loki Lounge, on Fifth Avenue and Second Street, has gotten a cream-colored paint job.
Another neighborhood bar, High Dive, has been getting some work done on its exterior as well, and I mistakenly assumed yesterday that the bright red paint had been stripped away in order to give the bar a natural wood look. I ran into owner Rory Dwyer earlier today, who told me that while the paint had been removed, there's no intention on keeping that as the final look.
"The top of the facade completely rotted off, and the paint was peeling, so we stripped it away, replaced the top, and are going to re-paint it in red, exactly as it was," he said. So that answers that!