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Welcome to The Establishment
Welcome to The Establishment

J. Bennett Rylah

Paul and David Reinert, bar entrepreneurs behind Republic/Rockwell's, Monte's and O'Toole's, closed Monte's following Halloween. Tonight, they open The Establishment. Located in the exact same spot (438 Bridge NW), but with an entirely different feel, The Establishment -- billed as "a distinctive urban hangout" -- hopes to attract a different clientele and provide a new atmosphere.

It all began with local designer Ashley Cole, who was helping to give one of the Reinert's other establishment, Republic, a revamp. This led to discussing new fabric for booths inside of Monte's, which led to a conversation about new paint colors, which led to the idea of completely changing the whole bar.

As Cole led us through the space Tuesday afternoon, approximately 24 hours before the soft open and 48 before the public unveiling, she pointed...