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New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:54 pm

New gastropub planned for Square

A Madison couple is hoping to open an internationally flavored gastropub at 20 W. Mifflin St. on the Capitol Square in the old Sucre space, the French-style patisserie that closed in November.

The new restaurant/bar, to be named the Coopers Tavern, will feature brews from around the world as well as local favorites from Wisconsin craft breweries, with a menu designed to complement the beers.


What say you? Excited? Intrigued? Snarky and skeptical? Seems like a nice foil for The Old Fashioned, though in a pretty tiny space.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:27 pm

Tiny is no problem if the place is going for the "classic" gastropub vibe. And yes, that space is pretty tiny. Gonna be quite a 180 from the Apple Store-esque, purewhite of Sucre to The Spotted friggin Pig.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:43 pm

The article also states they have plans to be open by Memorial Weekend/Taste of Madison if their approvals/licensing goes as planned. Pretty effing ambitious timeline if you ask me.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby Ducatista » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:48 pm

Doesn't anybody say fucking anymore? What the fuck.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:51 pm

Ducatista wrote:Doesn't anybody say fucking anymore? What the fuck.


Do ya have to use so many cuss words?
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:57 pm

Ducatista wrote:Doesn't anybody say fucking anymore? What the fuck.

Fuck is not always the right word. Perhaps you missed my post in defense of the Foron earlier today.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby jjoyce » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:00 pm

Isn't the Taste of Madison on Labor Day weekend? Not so ambitious, really.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:02 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
Ducatista wrote:Doesn't anybody say fucking anymore? What the fuck.

Fuck is not always the right word. Perhaps you missed my post in defense of the Foron earlier today.


In my book, effin'/g or friggin'/g or flippin'/g are useful for annoyance or exasperation or simple emphasis whereas fucking is usually only brought out for genuine anger or flabbergasted-ness. To each his or her fucking own I guess...
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby Ducatista » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:46 pm

LLUrbanUnderachiever wrote:...fucking is usually only brought out for genuine anger or flabbergasted-ness...

Not in my house... but really, effing so close on the heels of friggin just struck me as funny.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:52 pm

effing so close on the heels of friggin just struck me as funny.


Yes but that phenomenon works just as well with "fuck".
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:06 pm

Focus, people.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby Ducatista » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:39 pm

Fuck that.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:00 pm

I fuckin' love you, Ducatista.
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby Hank_Venison » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:03 pm

What the fuck is a gastropub?
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Re: New gastropub planned for Square - Coopers Tavern

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:15 pm

Hank_Venison wrote:What the fuck is a gastropub?


An obnoxious foodie word for a bar/restaurant focusing on good food and good drink (often beer). Popping up everywhere in Chicago. Just one more element of Chicago trash taking the Van Galder up to Madison. :roll:
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