Little Birdy Spots “Good Beer” Delivery to Former Blue Bear Tavern

Blue Bear Tavern - Photo by HughE Dillon

Matt and Colleen Swartz and Matt Scheller of Farmers’ Cabinet have confirmed that they are indeed taking over Blue Bear Tavern on 10th Street and are converting it into a Southern concept.

Just moments a go, a tipster let us know that the Blue Bear location was getting a delivery of “good beer.” So it would seem that they’re bent on opening their new concept quickly.

Farmers’ Cabinet taking over Blue Bear [The Insider]

Photo by HughE Dillon 

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  • alex

    So in your first post, you expressly disagreed with Eater. Then Eater confirms the Farmers’ Cabinet story, and in this post, you credit the Insider. That’s odd.

  • Foobooz

    Alex, much of my life is spent in RSS feeds. I didn’t see the Eater update, only the original post. I did see the Michael Klein post and credited him for the information. I have no idea who had it first, I just know where I found it.

  • Tex

    Maybe you could at least have retracted your statement that Eater was engaged in “rumor-mongering” when it first reported the Famer’s Cabinet connection, or acknowledged that Eater’s alleged “rumor-mongering” turned out to be correct.

  • Foobooz

    Tex, Eater’s title includes Rumormongering in it. So I didn’t call it anything that they didn’t.

  • Dan

    lol @ those acting like food news is hard journalism…

  • FattyFatMan

    Alex and Tex – thank you for working hard to promote the highest level of journalism ethics in food blogging.

  • Snuggler

    I was excited at the title. Then when I actually read the article I let out a faint, “nooo!”

    Oh well. Good luck to them…

  • alex


    Believe it or not, it’s not very hard work. That’s why it’s so weird that people don’t do it.

  • http://BoozFooz PPABootSquadVinnie

    Geez, it’s Not like Blue Bear was any big deal original concept. It’s just a non-descript tavern that took over from another old place that was, once upon a time the pretty cool Doc Watson’s. That was Back in the 80’s when free/easy ‘love’ was available and nurses & nursing students were hanging at Doc Watson’s to ‘discuss’ it with you. Blue Bear…PuhLease! And a Farmer’s Cabinet thing…Who Cares? No place even close to vibe-worthy in that area, other than Milkboy and Vega Bar.
    I give it until the Fall, maybe 6 months.

  • Tex

    @4, Sorry, I didn’t catch that. I’ll retract the comment.
    And @6: You’re welcome.

  • Dan

    This site = pedantic troll cat nip