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Growlers replacing Vesuvio

Jason Evenchik and former Dandelion F&B manager Jay Willard are going into the Bella Vista corner.

After the Bella Vista bar/restaurant Vesuvio erupted a couple of years ago, it gave way briefly to a joint called Little Bar.

Next up and signed yesterday: Former Dandelion food-and-beverage Jay Willard and Time/Bar/Vintage owner Jason Evenchik are partnering in a cozy neighborhood pub called Growlers (736 S. Eighth St., at Fitzwater). They met when Willard was managing El Vez next to Vintage.

Six drafts now, but Willard wants to increase that. TVs will remain in the main bar. No live music, no DJs. They will take advantage of the woodburning fireplace. Opening is projected for August.

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