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Windmill Lounge's Charlie Pap Splits Off to Open a Bar in The Cedars

Papaceno has departed the iconic dive bar after nine years as a co-owner.

Charlie Pap has left The Windmill Lounge.
Charlie Pap has left The Windmill Lounge.
Windmill Lounge

Beloved bartender Charlie Papaceno has exited the Windmill Lounge. Marc Ramirez reports that after nine years at the acclaimed Maple Avenue bar he opened with his ex-wife Louise Owens, Papaceno "has a new bar in the works in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood."

He tells Ramirez the new spot will be "funky and homey,” and he hopes to open by the end of 2014.

The delightfully divey Windmill Lounge has been a major draw for bartenders and industry types thanks to its no-frills atmosphere, awesome jukebox, and even better cocktails; as Ramirez points out, "whether that status continues in Papaceno’s absence remains to be seen."

Windmill Lounge

5320 Maple Avenue, , TX 75235 (214) 613-8384

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