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November 8, 2012
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Charlie Dwellington, a new drinking establishment, moves in downtown Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Who is Charlie Dwellington? The question perks a smile on Liz Sinclair's face.

Sinclair is the owner and manager of Charlie Dwellington's, the revamped tavern moving into the building occupied by Weaver's Red Room on the corner of First and Main streets downtown.

Sinclair started working in management with the bar about a year ago and has now taken over the facility's operation.

"It's got amazing personality and a lot of potential," Sinclair said about the bar's environment and location. The new name comes with an improved attitude and atmosphere.

"Charlie is whoever you want him to be," Sinclair said. "He's done everything and he's been everywhere. ... He loves good beer, stiff drinks, pretty women and cute boys. The hope is for people to make him whatever they like."

The bar is expanding its current and most popular operation - "Flip Night" - where patrons can flip a coin with the bartender for the chance at a free drink. The event, which previously ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays, will now happen every weekday night. A late-night menu is coming soon with $6 sandwiches, as well as a diverse list of appetizers and snacks that wouldn't be complete without the "Bucket of Bacon," which is accompanied by a side of cheese, chocolate or gravy.

"We're not just a college bar," Sinclair said, as she noted a wide range of planned events including a darts league, karaoke and live music. The bar has also added pool and foosball tables.

Sinclair, a Colorado native, has run bars across the country. She doesn't hope to compete with surrounding bars, but rather bring more excitement to the Main Street zone.

"Downtown should be a destination." Sinclair said, and she hopes to attract both tourists and locals. "It's refreshing; there aren't any chains down here."

The bar has opened operation, and the new menu and events are coming soon. For more updates on the bar's progress, visit www.charliedwellington.com or their Facebook page.

"We are happy to be whatever you want us to be." Sinclair said. "We will make it happen, including a bucket of bacon."

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