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20141027_211113916_iOSThe alley where the entrance to Pre-Flite Lounge will be. In the background is Insight Coffee Roasters on 10th St.

Pre-Flite Lounge, the hipster dive bar displaced by the new Kings arena, has found a new home, reports Ryan Lillis in the Sac Bee.

On Thursday, the city Planning Commission unanimously approved a permit for the Pre-Flite to open in the basement of 1011 10th St., a stately building just off J Street that once housed a Wells Fargo bank. It’s across the street from the upscale Grange restaurant and next to the trendy Parlare night club.

There’s nothing upscale or trendy about the new Pre-Flite. The door to the new space opens into an alley lined with dumpsters stacked against the side of a single room occupancy hotel...

There won’t be any windows in the new bar. They’re bringing back the piano and the old jukebox. Many patrons used to pose for photographs with an oddly dressed mannequin at the Pre-Flite. The mannequin will be back.

Read the entire article in the Sac Bee.

To get a good feel for the new space that Pre-Flite Lounge will occupy, CBS 13 takes a tour with owner Jason Yee.

The owner tells CBS 13 that he hopes to have the restaurant in 6 weeks.

Pre Flite Lounge will be located at 1011 10th St., and can be found online at

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