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In Bars & Clubs

Anthony's is the Third Ward's newest lounge.

Anthony's opens in Third Ward


Anthony's On Jefferson, described as a "warm and comfortable lounge" on its Facebook page, recently opened at 185 N. Jefferson St.

Rich D'Acquisto and fiance Gina Marie Emanuele co-own the bar. D'Acquisto has been in the bar industry for 20 years and also worked as a musician with a variety of national country acts.

Anthony's, located in the former Hilo Martini Lounge space, is open Tuesday-Sunday and focuses on live music. Right now, bands play on the weekends, but soon, D'Acquisto plans to have live music five nights a week.

"It's really set up well for entertainment," says D'Acquisto. "I have a lot of respect for music and musicians. And it's a very relaxing atmosphere."


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Kristen419 | April 30, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. (report)

Wish this place the best of luck. Would love to see the Third Ward crowd migrate east of Milwaukee Street - so much vacant retail space there.

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Photodavie | March 20, 2013 at 7:27 a.m. (report)

I give this place 3 months before the owner runs out of money (because no one in the 3rd ward wants live music). See the other 4 live music venues that have closed in the area in the last year.

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