Kangaroo Boxing Club (3410 11th St. NW) is slated to close in January, according to owner Josh Saltzman. The bar, which is known for serving Moscow mules in copper mugs and screening Michigan University football games, opened about four years ago.
But the space won’t stay quiet for long. Saltzman is plotting a new neighborhood bar and restaurant to take the bar’s place.
“While we are devastated to have to close our doors at KBC, we remain dedicated to our wonderful staff and the neighborhood we still call home,” he said in an email to Borderstan. “With that in mind, we are working quickly to redevelop the space and plan to launch a new community focused bar and restaurant this summer.”
Saltzman added that “bartender and friend, Carrie Dzwil, along with the team from Ivy and Coney, will be the creative force behind the new project.”
Kangaroo Boxing Club is planning to celebrate its last days with a handful of events and a “drink-the-bar-dry all-out New Years Eve bash,” Saltzman said.
“We would like to thank our incredible staff, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, as well our family of regulars who allowed us to keep the lights on and pursue our passion since we opened our doors in 2012,” he said. “We look forward to seeing you all together again in 2017”
Photo via Facebook / Kangaroo Boxing Club