When Rag Top Bar and Grille was destroyed by a fire in 2005, the bar’s owner vowed that his business would return.
John Clawson moved closer to making that happen earlier this month when Bridgeville Borough Council unanimously approved a liquor license transfer for the resurrected Rag Tops.
The vote followed a brief public hearing on Dec. 10:
The plan is for Rag Top would return to its old address—820 McLaughlin Run Road—in a newer building that erected after the fire. Most recently, that location was home to Shelby’s Station, a bar/restaurant which closed this summer.
Although there is a liquor license already tied to 820 McLaughlin Run Road, it is part of a dispute between the building’s owner and a former tenant, said Charles Caputo, the attorney representing Rag Tops, LLC.
The new license will be transferred from Whitaker Borough, a small town near Kennywood Park.