By: Catilin Andrews, Concord Monitor
Be sure to check over your shoulder when heading into Chuck’s BARbershop.
The location feels ripe for individuals looking to avoid extra attention. Start with the name of the alleyway: 90 Low Avenue, located in a tucked-away corner of Eagle Square.
The shop – a red-framed storefront – by all accounts, looks deserted. Tattered signs hang in the windows, warning that it has been closed down by authorities.
“For violation of National Prohibition Act by order of United States District Court,” one reads.
But the signs – and the barber chair set up just beyond the front door – are a smokescreen. And soon, with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to get behind the facade and enter the third speakeasy-style cocktail bar run by Claremont native Liu Vaine.
How soon? Like any modern-day underground enterprise, Vaine said you’ll have to look for clues on social media to find out. Probably sometime after the New Year; he doesn’t want to commit to a firm date yet.
He’s not too worried about being vague – that’s part of the appeal of a speakeasy, he said.
“There will be hints at the timing,” he said. “It’s similar to what we did before with our other places ... we didn’t advertise, just opened one day and had a line out the door.”
Vaine, who said he was inspired by the Prohibition concept while visiting bars in New York, has already helped open the speakeasy 815 in Manchester and Codex in Nashua.
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