Joe Marty's, a Sacramento sports bar that closed after its kitchen was damaged by a fire in 2005, is set to reopen in December, reports Bob Shallit in the Sac Bee.
[In mid-September], crews have been working on plumbing and structural upgrades at the building, part of the Tower Theatre complex on Broadway. On Sept. 25, framing started, with electrical work to follow next week and construction set to be finished by late November.
Then, prior to opening, the owners will start the fun part: filling the place with the baseball memorabilia that was a hallmark of the original bar and grill opened by former major leaguer Joe Marty in 1938.
For the new place, the emphasis will again be on honoring this city’s rich baseball history, with pictures, bats, gloves and other sports mementos. Some have been contributed by former professional ballplayers from this area.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
When it reopens, Joe Marty's will be located at 1500 Broadway and can be found online at http://gojoemartys.com/.
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