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EMBERS SKI LODGE
Location: 12 South; 2410 12th Avenue South; website.
Key Players: Lars Kopperud, Michael Dolan, Brett Corrieri, Matt Buttel, Gary Hayward
Projected Opening: Mid-April
The long delayed new project from Mafiaoza’s owners Lars Kopperud and Michael Dolan appears to finally be on the home stretch. A neighborhood cocktail bar with a ski lodge motif, the project promises to be interesting, with a small plates menu inspired by Kopperud’s time spent growing up in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, a two-story patio and a cocktail program crafted by Gary Hayward, Nashville resident and Bombay Sapphire U.S. Brand Ambassador.