When Dan Fitzgibbons opened The Curve Bar last year, he knew the building, 1127 N. Water St., would be redeveloped someday. He hoped to have a few years in the space, but found out last week that his lease would be terminated at the end of September.
Today, he learned that he could remain in the space until mid-October. You could say it was an unexpected turn for The Curve.
"It is what it is. They gave me the dice cup, I rolled, I lost," says Fitzgibbons, who formerly owned Fitzgibbons Pub at 1127 N. Water St.
An apartment building called The Rhythm will replace The Curve.
Fitzgibbons isn’t sure what the future holds for him, but he hopes it includes bar ownership.
"I’d love to find another space around here," he says. "I lived on the East Side my entire life."
The Curve will host a farewell party at the end of the month or in early October.