The Doggery, a popular downtown Rochester bar, closed its doors for good at the end of May to the dismay of its fans.


Now plans for a new bar to open in the former Doggery basement space have surfaced.

A company named Sweet Water LLC has filed for a liquor license for Bitter & Pour.


John Pacchetti, a co-owner of the cozy underground spot at 18 Third St. SW, has also filed building permits to renovate the space.

City documents show a projected opening date for the new watering hole as Aug. 15.

Sweet Water LLC is also up for a liquor license for Remedy Coffee, Juice & Bar at 117 North Broadway.

It's unclear who owns Sweet Water LLC, because the Minnesota Secretary of State's online site has no record of the firm being incorporated.


The business adjacent to The Doggery space, Firefly Barre fitness studio, recently closed up shop on July 14. The closing of that business, which was owned by Sarah Pacchetti, could open up more space the future Bitter & Pour.

Meanwhile, former Doggery owner and local celebrity bartender Ansley Jones is crafting a new basement bar space in a new downtown restaurant, Cameo.

Cameo is a restaurant under construction in the basement of the under renovation Armory/Castle Community project on North Broadway.

The proposed Remedy Coffee, Juice & Bar is slated to be very close to Cameo.

Look for more information about Bitter & Pour and Remedy to be measured out soon.

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Jeff has worked at newspapers as a reporter, columnist, editor, photographer and copy editor since 1992. He started at the Post Bulletin in 1999. Kiger is the PB's business reporter and writes a daily column, "Heard on the Street."