House of Shields closing?
I just heard through the grapevine that the House of Shields will be closing. Anyone else have more information about this?
I knew the previous proprietor, and the landlord essentially decided he didn't like them and ended the lease over a technicality. The House of Shields was reconstituted in nearly identical form with a new proprietor, so I'd expect it will stay about the same with a change in visible staff.
If it isn't a historical landmark, it should be. The bar & urinals are original, and there is a "speakeasy" room downstairs that extends out under the sidewalk toward the street that dates to prohibition.