Coffee. Cocktails. Food. Looks like there will be something for everybody when Archive opens in the McGilchrist building next March or April.
I learned about this bar/restaurant from a Salem Breakfast on Bikes post, "Hipster Baristas Add Booze and Bar, Invade Downtown."
The words hipster, barista, and downtown give me increased hope that Salem's core is on the way to being enlivened by some much-needed youthful energy. So says Breakfast on Bikes.
It will be a great addition to the scene already set by Ventis, La Capitale, Amadeus, Maven, and the others.
What feels significant about this, though, is the way it could indicate a generational shift in downtown nightlife - not the 40 or 50-somethings, or even 30-somethings, but the 20-somethings. Hopefully it will be additive, and not merely cannibalize business from other businesses.
Since I'm 65, I couldn't help but note the absence of a 60-something mention. But if Archive turns out to be as cool as its Twitter feed makes it appear, I could see this ex-hippie hanging with the hipsters.
Who, judging by their tweeted photographs, either are ace photographers themselves, or have the services of someone who is.
Nicely done, Archive. Love the creative photographic vibe. You guys look like you're from Portland! (My biggest compliment.)
Jesse, the barista (used to be at Broadway Coffee House).
Kira, the bartender.
Justin, heading up the bar side of Archive.
Brent, bartender and craft beer guru.
Kaleb, the food guy. (How about some healthy, tasty, creative vegetarian offerings, Kaleb?)
Lastly, a photo that accompanied this tweet: "A little research for our beer offerings."
Great image. Looks like some wonderfully creative minds are involved with Archive. Success will be in your future, I bet.