Owner Cheryl Crider (Leeland House, Down the Street) provided the following statement in response to CultureMap's request for comment about the closing:
"We have been so lucky to have been part of this amazing community for the past 10 years! While closing is bittersweet, we appreciate all the loyal customers and staff that have been along for the ride with us."
Best known for its lively brunch crowd, Bar 5015 has been a neighborhood staple in Third Ward. Shakti Baum, chef-owner of the Etta's Kitchen brunch pop-up that appears weekly at Bar 5015, tells CultureMap she's still uncertain about where the pop-up will be located in the future. In the meantime, she encourages fans to consider signing up for her brunch cooking class.
The space won't stay empty for long. Turkey Leg Hut owners Lynn and Nakia Price and their business partner Steve Rogers are leasing the building and have plans to open a new bar there, a representative tells CultureMap. It will be a busy fall for the husband-and-wife duo, who will also open Savoy Urban Beer Garden on Emancipation Avenue in the coming months.
While the details are light, a new project from the couple is exciting. Turkey Leg Hut's creative, Southern-inspired fare has become a local phenomenon, drawing raves from GQ, celebrities, and locals.
Bar 5015 will hold a series of special events before it closes on July 31. Expect July 28, the bar's final Sunday, to be particularly memorable.