Last month, Patch reported that DRY 85 owner Brian Bolter described the concept as going "into a back garage where it has a nod to the speakeasy flavor"—with a modern twist.
Brian Bolter and his wife, Lisa, already own a Main Street restaurant called Red Red Wine Bar that opened in July 2011. DRY 85 will be a few doors down at 193 Main St.
In the video, the Bolters thank the community for coming out to support their efforts to get DRY 85 off the ground. The restaurant's focus will be on bourbon, beer and comfort food.
And what about the name? DRY 85 gets its name from Sen. John Morris Sheppard, who wrote the 18th Amendment establishing prohibition in the United States. He also is responsible for The Sheppard Bone-Dry Act in 1916—which banned alcohol in Washington, DC, for three years before the 18th Amendment and kept prohibition in place for 85 days after it was repealed.
As for an opening date, stay tuned. But the Bolters are hoping for a summer opening.