A new permit application, for 7980 SE STARK Street, marks a change of occupancy and renovations to support a new bar. The application is on the behalf of Erik Mahan and House Policy LLC. with a reported budget of $110,192. This is the space formerly occupied by Eco Baby Gear, who recently moved to a new location. It is a prominent location on the corner of SE 80th Ave and Stark Street, in the center of Montavilla town.
The Portland blog Bridgetown Bites noted that a new “Tinker Tavern” was coming to Montavilla, base on a liquor license granted to Eric Mahan. The article had the location’s address a little off, and I have noted different spellings of Mr. Mahan’s first name in other publications, but these two pieces of information would indicate a new bar and/or restaurant is coming to that vacant storefront.
There are many open questions about this new establishment. Will the name be House Policy and will there be a greater offering than the standard bar menu? I look forward seeing what progress there.