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September 26, 2013

Vinnie's opens doors in downtown Clinton


“Were trying to bring the big city here and show Clinton some good appetizers,” Sanders said.

In addition to the usual supply of wine, beer and top-shelf liquor, during Saturday football games Vinnie’s will offer a large bloody Mary bar.

Live music acts will play Vinnie’s once or twice a month. Acoustic duo, the Nadas, are lined up to play for the bar’s grand opening Saturday. On Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, Nashville-based duo, the Troubled Hearts, will play.

Besides the live music, Vinnie’s has a vintage jukebox stocked with a variety of music for patrons to choose from.

Vinnie’s also has a private room that can be reserved for groups of up to 12 for meetings, celebrations and other gatherings.

The lounge’s bar is made of a combination of repurposed granite from the front of the building, glass blocks and cedar. People looking for a classy, comfortable place to drink also can sit at the various tables in the bar or on the patio.

A large, lighted sign is still being crafted and Golinvaux plans to change the front of the building, but the lounge has been open for nearly two weeks, with the crowd growing everyday.

For those who have yet to try it, the reasons to come to Vinnies Lounge are simple, Golinvaux said: “The wait staff is very friendly, the food is excellent and the drinks are many.”

Vinnie’s is open from 2 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday; 10 to 2 a.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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