Port Orchard’s One Ten Lounge eyes reopening

Port Orchard’s One Ten Lounge closed at the end of 2014, but its owners are looking to reopen in a larger space downtown.

Don Ryan, who owns the One Ten cocktail bars in Port Orchard and Poulsbo, said he and partner Kimberly Cherry decided not to renew the lease on the 110 Harrison Ave. location in Port Orchard.

1-10-logoRyan and Cherry put the business up for sale last summer, but hadn’t found a buyer. Ryan said the small bar was doing OK business, but not thriving.

It was still a difficult decision to close, he said.

“Of course it does have a lot of sentimental value, a lot of friends, a lot of memories in that establishment,” he said. “We just made a decision we can’t feed it financially.”

The Harrison Avenue location was only about 800 square feet. Ryan said he would like to reopen in an expanded space somewhere in the downtown core.

“If we kept it in Port Orchard it would certainly be in the heart of downtown,” he said.

Poulsbo’s One Ten Lounge will remain open, Ryan said. The waterfront location is roughly double the size of the One Ten in Port Orchard, with room for a DJ and dance floor.

The Port Orchard One Ten Lounge opened in 2005, and was bought by Ryan and Cherry in 2006. They opened the Poulsbo location in 2010.

Ryan led development of the Port Orchard Public Market and operates several other local businesses.

 

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