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Concern Over New Nightclub

Something a little different than the usual "this is opening" or "that place is closing" came across my email recently. Some of the folks who live in the neighborhood near Broadway Boulevard and Craycroft Road are concerned about a liquor license application posted on the door of the now-closed Cactus Moon nightclub and, more specifically, the name on the application.

The business applying for the license is Entertainment Dynamics LLC, owned by Kirby Bond. Bond previously owned the New West nightclub in Marana. Bond was forbidden to apply for a liquor license for five years after having it revoked in 2002 following a spate of liquor violations and violence at the club, including a fatal shooting in the parking lot. It's that history that has the neighbors concerned.

Reilly Adding Beer Garden

Construction is scheduled to start in February on a beer garden at Reilly Craft Pizza, 101 E. Pennington St. Permits have been approved for the addition to the former mortuary. With the beer garden and the recent opening of Thunder Canyon Brewery at 221 E. Broadway Blvd., downtown continues to develop as a magnet for beer lovers.

Borderlands Reopening

Borderlands Brewing, 119 E. Toole Ave., will hold its grand reopening Friday, Jan. 25. Following an extensive upgrade involving jackhammers, crane holes in the roof and lots of pipe-laying, the beer will start flowing at 4 p.m. There's also talk of making cheese pairings available.

The Mystery at 50 E. Broadway

The papered windows and the "coming soon" sign are still in place at 50 E. Broadway Blvd., but when I spoke with Patricia Schwabe recently, she informed me that they are shooting for an opening by early February. She revealed the menu would be focused on Mexican food, but not the typical kind available in Tucson. She has also settled on a name for the place: Penca.

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