Fans of Timboo's musty, old-school interior, shield your eyes: the bar's new owners have made some serious changes, the first since previous owners Timmy Hodgens and Bobby Booras (who still own the building) took it over in 1969.
That said, owner Leah Allen, of Court Street's Abilene Bar, has done some really impressive things with the space, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 11th Street. A peek through the open windows last weekend revealed a bar that's been scrubbed clean, with a fresh coat of paint, a new ceiling and lighting fixtures, and a space that's been really opened up.
The bar itself is the same as it's always been, along with the floors, but other than that everything is new. Long benches now line the walls, and the old pool table, the wood paneling, and all the ancient posters, TVs, and fixtures have been removed. Some new life has really been breathed into this corner, for better or worse, depending on your bar preference. For comparison's sake, here's how it used to look: