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The Corner Bar in Birmingham Shutters on Saturday

Last call for cocktails

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It's last call for The Corner in Birmingham. The bar, which is part of the Townsend Hotel complex, will close for good on Saturday according to a rep. The 2,000-square-foot cocktail lounge will undergo a transformation providing more "intimate group dining" space and private meeting rooms for patrons of the Rugby Grille.

"Saying goodbye to The Corner is bittersweet. We know a lot of visitors made a lot of memories there over the years," Townsend Hotel managing director Steven Kalczynski acknowledges in a statement. "But we're also so thrilled with the potential of repurposing the space to offer an exclusive private dining and meeting room for our Rugby Grille and Townsend guests. We know a lot of great memories are yet to come." The renovation represents the final phase in overall revamp of the luxury hotel that began in 2012. In 2014, Townhouse owner Jeremy Sasson proposed transforming the space into a Japanese-style bistro; however, that project failed to gain traction.

The bar will host a Last Call party this Friday for regulars to bid adieu to the late-night spot. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and includes an extended happy hour, complimentary snacks and appetizers, a toast, and music by Boji.

The Corner

100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 594-6272