Author Topic: The District coming to Walnut Street  (Read 1599 times)

Bill Hoff

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The District coming to Walnut Street
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:24:28 PM »
Nice bar & lounge called The District will open soon at 2026 Walnut Street, site of the former Walnut Inn. For those not familiar, the Walnut Inn was a blue collar hole-in-the-wall bar tradition in the neighborhood, unassuming & off the beaten path. It closed last year. The space looks completely different now, contemporary & stylish, with a great outdoor area in the back. Owners live in the 'hood, longtimers.

I'd post photos, but I'm too lazy.

Should be a great addition.

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 07:04:55 AM »
Glad to hear but... the "Nut" closed because the landowner wouldn't renew the lease and the proprietors also lived in the hood...   8)
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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 03:24:12 PM »
Glad to hear but... the "Nut" closed because the landowner wouldn't renew the lease and the proprietors also lived in the hood...   8)

Know all about it ;)

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 04:50:34 PM »
The District? Not sure I love the name considering the massive development on the South Bank with the same...uh...

Never mind.

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 11:38:05 AM »

I'd question the sanity of anyone willingly going to drink there at night.

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 11:40:35 AM »
must live in mandarin

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 12:17:09 PM »
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 12:38:22 PM »

I'd question the sanity of anyone willingly going to drink there at night.

Clearly it's been since 2001 since you've been to Springfield.

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2020, 03:03:59 PM »
Nice bar & lounge called The District will open soon at 2026 Walnut Street, site of the former Walnut Inn. For those not familiar, the Walnut Inn was a blue collar hole-in-the-wall bar tradition in the neighborhood, unassuming & off the beaten path. It closed last year. The space looks completely different now, contemporary & stylish, with a great outdoor area in the back. Owners live in the 'hood, longtimers.

I'd post photos, but I'm too lazy.

Should be a great addition.

While a great addition, they literally copied the Posting House's design and interior.  I saw the photos and thought this looks VERY familiar and TU Reporter Emily Bloch showed comparison photos.

https://twitter.com/emdrums/status/1279534355648589824?s=20
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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2020, 03:38:43 PM »
Nice bar & lounge called The District will open soon at 2026 Walnut Street, site of the former Walnut Inn. For those not familiar, the Walnut Inn was a blue collar hole-in-the-wall bar tradition in the neighborhood, unassuming & off the beaten path. It closed last year. The space looks completely different now, contemporary & stylish, with a great outdoor area in the back. Owners live in the 'hood, longtimers.

I'd post photos, but I'm too lazy.

Should be a great addition.

While a great addition, they literally copied the Posting House's design and interior.  I saw the photos and thought this looks VERY familiar and TU Reporter Emily Bloch showed comparison photos.

https://twitter.com/emdrums/status/1279534355648589824?s=20

Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha. That back room is like a cheap pathetic copy. Unreal.

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2020, 04:11:22 PM »
Wow!!!
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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2020, 04:30:47 PM »
I could almost write off several similarities to the general "design aesthetic" du jour, AKA "copy Ikea" but there's a LOT of similarities there that could seem pretty uncanny.

White countertop, hexagonal backsplash, globe on the shelf, wood stack facade in the backroom seating area...

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2020, 08:02:57 PM »
The couple that owns Posting House, I follow the wife on IG as she is an interior designer and has some great work so I’m sure they are a little puzzled as to why the copied it.
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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2020, 08:24:59 PM »
The couple that owns Posting House, I follow the wife on IG as she is an interior designer and has some great work so I’m sure they are a little puzzled as to why the copied it.

Well, if she ever wondered what her work would look like in one of those funhouse mirrors, consider that box checked.

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Re: The District coming to Walnut Street
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2020, 10:21:42 PM »
That's hilarious.