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After 25 Years The Continental in Old City Closed This Weekend to be “Recreated”

After 25 Years The Continental in Old City Closed This Weekend to be “Recreated”

After 25 Years The Continental in Old City Closed This Weekend to be “Recreated”

Old City’s landmark eatery The Continental has welcomed visitors to Old City for the last 25 years.  With its iconic martini inspired signage, it was impossible to miss.  Serving-up an array of popular comfort food with its classic Americana aesthetics, The Continental attracted foodies and film production crews alike.

Now owner Stephen Starr has chosen October 3rd as the last day.  The Continental will be closed for the foreseeable future (at least through winter) in an effort to ‘recreate it.’ Currently there is no timetable on when it will be reopened.

As with all restaurants, The Continental Old City has been impacted with the shutdowns due to COVID-19. Starr took to social media to make an official statement which was heartfelt and full of nostalgia.  Check it out below.

“On October 3rd, we will be closing Continental Martini Bar for the fall and winter seasons. For 25 years, we have been a place where people have gathered for food and drink, laughs and celebrations, lunch, brunch and pre-theater meals. First dates, dinner dates and hookups. Birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. The silver diner with the rotating dice on the roof has become an iconic landmark on the corner of 2nd and Market. Some say it was the first craft cocktail bar, serving 40+ types of martinis. Its global tapas cuisine of shared plates started a new trend in dining. If the walls could talk, they would have incredible stories to tell. With only partial indoor occupancy allowable in the city, we believe this is the perfect time to close and reinvent this incredible spot. We know it has another life, another great purpose. The Continental holds sentimental value for many, including myself. So I assure you, that we will recreate it and reemerge with renewed energy and excitement.”

 

 

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A message from @stephen.starr: “On October 3rd, we will be closing Continental Martini Bar for the fall and winter seasons. For 25 years, we have been a place where people have gathered for food and drink, laughs and celebrations, lunch, brunch and pre-theater meals. First dates, dinner dates and hookups. Birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. The silver diner with the rotating dice on the roof has become an iconic landmark on the corner of 2nd and Market. Some say it was the first craft cocktail bar, serving 40+ types of martinis. Its global tapas cuisine of shared plates started a new trend in dining. If the walls could talk, they would have incredible stories to tell. With only partial indoor occupancy allowable in the city, we believe this is the perfect time to close and reinvent this incredible spot. We know it has another life, another great purpose. The Continental holds sentimental value for many, including myself. So I assure you, that we will recreate it and reemerge with renewed energy and excitement.” #continentaloldcity #starrrestaurants

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