A permit was granted Wednesday, Jan. 8, for work to begin turning a former garage and art gallery on Government Street into a pet-friendly Mid City neighborhood bar.
Remi de Matteo, co-owner of the bar Hayride Scandal, says renovations will begin immediately on the space, located next to The Pink Elephant. While the permit estimates some $202,000 worth of work will be done to the space, which will be known as Pelican to Mars, de Matteo estimates the owners are spending a half-million dollars on the new venture. He aims for the bar to open by mid-spring.
The establishment will include a large outside patio, a dog park and a reception area styled like a 1950s-era living room.