Live music venue Connie’s Ric Rac is reopening Thursday night after some renovations, with more seating, draft beer and big plans for food starting in March.
Ron Bauman, a new partner in the Italian Market bar at 1132 s 9th St., said they are extending the bar six feet toward the stage. The soundboard is getting pulled out from behind the bar and they’re building a booth on the opposite wall.
They are adding seating in the storefront next door, which now is being used mostly for storage. Leaning elbow rails with bar stools will ring the main room. A four-tap kegerator will also be installed, bringing draft beer there got the first time.
“Once thats done, we’re going into overdrive with opening the kitchen,” Bauman said.