Since when does Savoy 16 finally sell alcohol?
Savoy 16’s in-house retailer, The Village Bar, officially opened for business on May 27.
“Sales have been pretty decent, it really just depends on what movie we have coming out and how busy that movie is going to be,” said assistant manager Mersadi Coleman. “People still realize we have a bar now.”
The theater has been selling bottled alcoholic beverages from regular snack bars since the middle of last year, shortly after the Savoy Village Board approved the creation of a new liquor license at the theater in March 2021.
In 2019, the village trustees rejected a similar request from the theater’s previous managers.
The bar occupies the site of the old arcade room and offers a range of cocktails, spirits, beers on tap and more. Drinks are priced from $6.49 to $9.99.
“It’s a nice thing to have, and it gives customers more options, instead of just the bottled beer we had at the stands,” Coleman said.
The bar is open Tuesdays, Fridays and some Thursdays from 5 to 1 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., she said.