4EG Celebrates Grand Opening of Igby’s
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The downtown revitalization effort continues to thrive with the grand opening of the tenth location from Four Entertainment Group (4EG). Igby’s, located at 122 E. Sixth Street in the former Barleycorn’s, will open its door to the public on Saturday, November 10th.
Guests of Igby’s will revel in the dramatically renovated interior, which emphasizes the building’s rich history through the use of reclaimed wood and evokes a contemporary, yet warm, ambia
nce. With three stories of entertainment, including a mezzanine level accessible only by elevator and a spacious balcony that overlooks Restaurant Row, Igby’s is slated to be the epicenter of downtown nightlife.
Lauren Brown, former Executive Chef of The University Club, will oversee the culinary operations of Igby’s. Guests can choose from a modest seasonal menu of small bites and shareable plates including fresh west coast oysters, sashimi yellowfin tuna bites, eclectic salads and charcuterie plates.
In the quest to provide a smooth synergy of food and drink, Four Entertainment Group enlisted the help of world-renowned mixologist and author of “Vintage Cocktails,” Brian Van Flandern, to curate a cocktail menu that complements Chef Brown’s creations. Van Flandern also spent time training the Igby’s staff in superior bar technique and service. A 16-tap draft lineup will feature seasonally rotating local, import and craft beers. Igby’s has incorporated Le Verre de Vin technology for wine and Champagne preservation. The customized display is one-of-a-kind in the world and showcases a distinctive wine selection.
Non-profit developer Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) led the redevelopment effort with CORE Resources, Inc. and Beck Architecture Inc. Renovation of the building involved a complete demolition of three floors and the addition of a 31-ton steel structure that provides support for the three-story atrium. The atrium allows guests on the second and third floors to view the ground level. The second-floor “Snug Room” and third-floor mezzanine will be available for private events.
Igby’s is 4EG’s tenth location and the third in Downtown Cincinnati. “Architecturally, Igby’s is so unique. When people walk in, I think they’re going to be wowed. It’s the kind of place that people are going to want to show off to their friends and guests,” said Bob Deck, Igby’s owner and 4EG partner.
Igby’s will make its public debut at 9pm on Saturday, November 10th, though several pre-opening events are planned for employees, friends and family, media and social media followers. Facebook Fans and Twitter followers can obtain an exclusive invitation for a sneak peek by visiting www.facebook.com/igbys or following the Twitter account (@Igbys). Business hours are Monday through Saturday, 4pm– 2:30am. For more information on Igby’s, visit the website http://www.igbysbar.com/.