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Mar. 5, 2013
The Victoria Freehouse Soft-Opens Tomorrow Its opening finally brings an end to the long, sad saga that was Swanky Bubbles.
Nov. 12, 2012
Blimey! Brit Pub Going Into Former Swanky Bubbles Space The Victoria Freehouse is expected open sometime in March 2013.
Feb. 6, 2012
Build It Awesome and They Will Come Starr says ideas are more important than capital.
Nov. 21, 2011
Say So Long to Swanky Bubbles The closing comes jsut a few months after the bar was featured on Spike TV’s ‘Bar Rescue.’
Aug. 30, 2011
LAUSD Starts Anti-Obesity Campaign; Salt Can Also Harm Your Brain The “I’m In” campaign seeks to promote new changes to school lunches.
July 29, 2011
Watch ‘Bar Rescue’ Revamp The Abbey on Sunday Have you visited the Avondale spot since it changed?
July 25, 2011
Despite Bar Rescue’s Best Efforts, Downey’s May Not Pull Plus: Fallout from Japan’s nuclear meltdown still threatens the country’s food supply; and Red Lobster’s new ad campaign features ‘real’ people, all in our morning news roundup.
July 19, 2011
America’s Worst Irish Bar Is in Philly Dead rodents, rodent droppings, and a deadbeat owner all add up to one dismal bar.
July 14, 2011
Downey’s: Was It Worth Rescue–ing?; McDonald’s Plus: Paperwork and Minnesota’s government shutdown could make MillerCoors beers illegal; and wheat, corn, meat and dairy prices are expected to continue rising, all in our morning news roundup.
July 11, 2011
Bar Rescue–ed Downey’s Targeted as Tax Scofflaw The bar could face sheriff’s sale before the episode of the the Spike TV show it was featured in airs.
May 19, 2011
Swanky Bubbles to Lose Its Neither Swanky nor Bubbly Moniker The name is on the top of the list of things to go with this makeover.
May 12, 2011
Spike TV’s Bar Rescue Reveals a New and Improved Downey’s How could the only Irish pub on the face of the planet that serves Italian food last this long?