1. The Pub and Pretzel, new bar opening in Springfield, will highlight old and new of Worthington Street

    The Pub and Pretzel, new bar opening in Springfield, will highlight old and new of Worthington Street

    The Pub and Pretzel, the new restaurant and bar opening in the former Naismith's space in downtown Springfield this spring, will offer bar patrons a feeling of nostalgia. By keeping the original bar and its counter seats, the tiled floors and even some of the artwork from Naismith's, The Pub and Pretzel will feel like the former bar, with a twist. The long-dormant Naismith's bar, which was named after Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was shut down in October 2008 by the city of Springfield for nonpayment of taxes and fees.  The space was purchased ...

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    1. I remember this establishment from back in the 90's and it was very vibrant - it was a very exciting time in Springfield, it was a lot of fun so when we saw the building we knew we had an opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of.
    2. The main feature of the menu will be the freshly baked pretzels, using a recipe I bring from my family back in Ukraine.
    3. We're looking forward to having young professionals visit as well as some of the locals who frequented Naismith's in the past to our gastropub.
    4. There's a complementary approach to what we having going on, we're working very closely with the guys from Theodore's and the city.
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