As you may have seen or heard, the Attic Alehouse and Eatery suddenly and unexpectedly closed its doors on February 2nd. A Madison Park fixture for what feels like forever, The Attic has hosted first dates, weddings, celebrations of life and more than a few parties throughout the years. It’s acted as gathering place that felt like a home away from home for generations, thanks in large part to the staff that worked there. The friendships formed felt more like family, and helped to make the neighborhood feel a little more like home.
Colleen, Ryan, Cindy and Jon have all worked at The Attic for over 50 years collectively, each bringing their own distinct form of love (or abuse in Colleen’s case) and friendship. Just like The Attic itself, they’ve become part of the neighborhood. It’s unexpected closure has left these staff members equally and suddenly without a source of income.
The good news is that a local group is in current negotiations to take over the lease and reopen The Attic. Securing a new liquor license will take two months minimum. So, while the future of The Attic unfolds, let’s help these people who’ve become such an important part of our lives through this transition, until they are hopefully back behind the bar again.
For the sake of transparency: I am a Madison Park neighbor, a regular at The Attic and friend to Colleen, Ryan, Cindy and Jon. All funds received will be distributed directly and evenly to Attic bartenders. Contributions will be used for everyday living expenses while The Attic is non-operational.
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