McCabe’s to re-open

By Tyler Vincent

Last year when Glenn and Robert Goering bought Andy’s Lounge Inc., they expressed intentions to reopen McCabe’s Night Club, the bar next door to Andy’s that closed its doors in 1998.

And then, nothing — not publicly, at least.

But co-owner Glenn Goering said plans are moving forward to expand Andy’s, 317 E. Lincoln Highway, into the old McCabe’s building, 323 E. Lincoln Highway, with the goal of opening it to the public early next year, possibly for New Year’s.

“We are definitely planning to re-open McCabe’s,” Glenn Goering said. “The goal was always to re-open McCabe’s.”

Co-owner Robert Goering said since last year, in addition to the various renovations at Andy’s, all-new heating ventilation, handicap-accessible bathrooms and a more user-friendly dance floor have been installed into the old McCabe’s building.

“We are creating an easier flow pattern for customers,” Robert Goering said.

The cost of the overall renovations to both Andy’s and the old McCabe’s building is roughly a half-million dollars, said Robert Goering.

The Goerings had owned McCabe’s for 18 years before selling the bar in 1991. McCabe’s closed in 1998 after evicting the then-owners from the property.

The expansion into the old McCabe’s building will more than double the size of Andy’s. Currently, Andy’s Lounge is about 2,500 square feet. The expansion will add about 8,000 square feet to the establishment.

The Goerings will expand Andy’s into McCabe’s using Andy’s already-established Class A Liquor license, following the precedent of local bars such as Lord Stanley’s and Starbusters, who also expanded their facilities under the umbrella of liquor licenses they already possessed.

It is unclear whether the expansion into the McCabe’s building will result in the actual name McCabe’s being reinstated, both Goerings said.

“The whole facility will have a new name, but in order to bring tradition to facilitate the new business. We are leaning toward naming one part the ‘Andy’s Room’ and then the ‘McCabe’s Room.’”