Sherlock’s sees new attire

Raissa Tetanish
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First major renovation since opening in 1985

TRURO – If things look different when walking into Sherlock’s Piano Bar these days, you’re not dreaming.

Lisa Fisher, sales co-ordinator at the Best Western Plus Glengarry in Truro, sits at the piano in the newly renovated Sherlock’s Piano Bar in Truro. After almost 30 years since its opening, management brought an up-to-date look to the piano bar and has hosted a number of local musicians since. 

The cozy, intimate piano bar has undergone a huge transformation,  the biggest it’s seen since opening in 1985.

“Everything is new – the chairs, carpet, wallpaper, tables and even the bar countertop,” said Lisa Fisher, sales co-ordinator with the Best Western Plus Glengarry in Truro, where Sherlock’s is located. “It was just ready for the renovations. It was time. I think it looks elegant.”

Sherlock’s, which has an occupant load of 50, was closed to the public for the month of January due to renovations, with a grand re-opening celebration on Feb. 21 and 22.

“I used to come in here myself, before I started working here,” said Fisher. “We used to get crowds in years ago and we had a great crowd for the grand re-opening. I think the renovations make the atmosphere so much nicer.”

Fisher said the piano bar, which is the only piano bar in Truro, is a great spot to grab a glass of wine following a day’s work.

“We’d had quite a few ideas from people and we’re looking to try new things,” she added.

One of those ideas is to partner with local charities to lend their support, whether it’s with a portion of drink sales going to the cause.

“Because of our size, it’s really hard to say, but we are looking at hosting charity nights. And we have a variety of entertainment in here, including guitar, folk and piano.”

While they don’t have the capacity to host larger musicians, well-known musician Matt Mays did perform a show there a couple of years ago to a sold-out audience.

One of the newest additions to the piano bar is an open mike night, running from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays. Local musician John Simms is set to host the night.

“Open mike is a lot of fun,” said Fisher. “We’ve already had some locals up to perform.”

The piano bar is also bringing in wine and cheese nights on Thursdays, followed by half-price appetizers on Fridays.

The appetizer menu is new and only pertains to the bar.

“We used to have appetizers on the menu but haven’t in years. We wanted it to contain things that you can’t get in the (hotel) restaurant, but you can get full (restaurant) menu service in here as long as the dining room is open,” said Fisher.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on at Sherlock’s, search for ‘Sherlocks Piano Bar’ on Facebook and add them as a friend.

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

 

Organizations: Best Western Plus Glengarry

Geographic location: Truro

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