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Charlie Papaceno's New Bar, Industry Alley, to Host a Fundraiser Sneak Peek

The former Windmill Lounge fixture is moving on up to The Cedars.

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[Photo courtesy of Charlie Papaceno]

One of the city's finest and most beloved bartenders, Charlie Papaceno, formerly of The Windmill Lounge, is preparing to open his first solo venture: Industry Alley, located at 1713 S. Lamar in The Cedars, will host a sneak peek party on June 8. Papaceno's been working on the space since November, but in the meantime he's also been battling what a press release calls "an aggressive form of cancer."

The event, hosted by USBG, will serve as a fundraiser for Papaceno and his ongoing medical expenses. The event goes from 2 to 8 p.m. and will feature guest bartenders from all over Texas, a pig roast courtesy of Lucia sous chef Justin Holt, a silent auction featuring "multicourse dinners with cocktail pairings for up to six people" from various DFW restaurants, and a pretty epic-sounding bartender battle involving giant Twister. $20 at the door gets you food and two cocktails; additional drink tickets are $5, but hit the ATM first because it's a cash-only event.

As for an official opening date for Industry Alley — stay tuned. Papaceno says he's "still entangled in city and TABC red tape with no opening date nailed down" just yet.

Industry Alley Bar

1713 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215, USA