Owner sets date for Hideaway reopening

The view of the Hideaway from Dallas Voice offices.

I spoke with Hideaway owner Lonzie Hershner earlier this week to get the latest update on the club’s status. The Hershner family, which also owns the Tin Room and the Drama Room, bought the Hideaway after the bar closed in 2009 after more than 25 years. Lonzie Hershner’s brother, Marty, passed away in 2010.

From Dallas Voice’s offices, we can look to see that construction at the Hideaway — 4144 Buena Vista St. —  has really ramped up over the last couple of weeks, and Hershner confirms that the end of the tunnel is in sight.

“We finally got all the permits and all wheels are turning now,” he said. “We’ll be actually open for business in three weeks.”

This was a pleasant shock to hear. As neighbors to the club, construction seemed to slow down toward the end of 2011, but then picked up in January. With both interior and exterior upgrades, the club is finally taking its shape again after being gutted.

“The building had to be broken down to the frame and we had to start from scratch. The majority of the flooring had to be replaced, support beams, extra touches. This was a lot more work than we thought it was gonna be,” Hershner said.

—  Rich Lopez

Tin Room owner Marty Hershner found dead


Dallas Voice has confirmed that Marty Hershner, owner of the Tin Room on Hudnall Street in Oak Lawn, has died. We have few details at this point, but Hershner reportedly was found in his bed at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Hershner had recently opened a second gay bar, the Drama Room on Cedar Springs Road. He also planned to try to open a bar at the site of Bill’s Hideaway on Buena Vista Street, which closed last year. We’ll have more details on Hershner’s death as soon as they become available. Look for a full obituary in Friday’s Dallas Voice.pointblank-freeконтекстная реклама сайта в интернете

—  John Wright