I don't usually write about bars, but when change comes to my neighborhood, I try to stay on top of it.
And I've been watching the construction going on in the old Northstar Bistro location for a couple weeks, eagerly awaiting the opening of the Three Lions Pub. For former regulars at the old Brit Inn -- now just a shell of a building -- the best news is the pending return to Oakland Avenue is likable barmen David Price and Christopher Tinker, far better known as Tink.
Native Brits Price and Tinker are partners, along with the Brat House's Scott Schaefer, in the new enterprise.
The goal had been a Dec. 28 opening for the pub at 4515 N. Oakland Ave. But last-minute delays have pushed that back to early January. Construction is continuing on the renovated interior, which features a long bar along the north wall of the space.
Price says he plans on making soccer a main draw at the pub, along with offering the normal line of drinks, including cask ale; and pub fare including fish and chips.
Until the doors open, you can keep an eye on the progress at the Three Lions Pub Facebook page.