When someone asked me to try to talk Drew into giving her stuff off the walls at Lacheys last week, I was angry and disappointed. The next day, I was telling another friend about the encounter, and my friend compared it to asking for a deceased family members possessions at the funeral. I hadn’t made the analogy to that point, but she was absolutely right, the end of Lachey’s Bar was like a funeral. Saying goodbye to an old friend, crying tears and remembering all the good times. And just like at a funeral, we did that with “family” and friends. Here’s some pics of Drew and the bar on its final days. We will miss you Lacheys!
I tried to write this blog as impersonal as possible but I know with this post, I won’t be able to. To say yesterday’s news of Lachey’s Bar closing was devastating to me and my friends is an understatement. With a tweet and a facebook post, Lachey’s Bar announced that they were closing permanently on February 11th (we’ve heard that this date is not correct, that it is actually closing on February 10th). Since that moment, my phone blew up with texts, tweets, facebook messages, and facebook notifications. Everybody has the same question as me, “why?”. As of this moment, I don’t have an answer to that question and to be honest, does it really matter? Lachey’s Bar is closing. This blog has posted all the milestones of the bar since the conception was made known. We visited the site during construction, we toured it before it opened, we went on opening day (3 times!), we went to watch the A&E show about the bar, we went for football games, we went for the Anniversary party, we went for the after parties for “Cincy Sings” and both 98 Degrees concerts in Cincy, and we went every Friday night to watch “Live at Lacheys”. We got to know the entire staff and we laughed and cried, celebrated and supported. It wasn’t just a bar to us, it is our second home. Friday nights became known as “Beer and Drew hugs” and often led to a release and escape from a long work week. To be honest, we don’t know where we’re going to go without our second home.
I just want to thank Drew and Nick, 4EG and all the amazing people who made Lachey’s Bar home. I know this is probably more heart wrenching to you than us. Thank you for always being accommodating. Thank you for always being an escape. Thank you for always making sure we had beer and the best tot bowls ever. Thank for you the laughs and the tears. Thank you for the hugs and the chats. You will all be missed dearly. See you Friday and Saturday to go out in style.
City Beat magazine has come out with its annual “Best of Cincinnati” poll and Lachey’s is nominated in a handful of categories and we think you should cast your vote and help to make them win! You can vote by clicking here. Registration is required and you have until noon on February 1st to make your opinion count and help Lacheys (and Drew) win!
The categories that Lacheys is nominated for:
Happy Hour Food
Neighborhood Burger Spot
Overall Burgers non chain
Neighborhood Restaurant Downtown/OTR
AND for an added bonus…
Cincinnatian: DREW LACHEY!
Thank you to the really awesome people who are sending me their tour pics! As Drew can attest to, I’m a horrible photographer so I rely on others to send me pics to share with the world. I’m not done sharing yet, so please keep em coming! And big shout out to Stephanie, Danielle, Ryane, Debbie, Jenna, Susan, and Amie for sending me their pics! Please do not share individual pics without permission from these lovely ladies (contact info in captions of each pic).
Who’s gotten a chance to take in a #98Christmas show? We’d love to share your Drew pics with the world!!!! Please tweet us at www.twitter.com/drewlacheyfans for more details- we promise to give you credit!
Wanted to give you all an one stop source for all news and media stops from the #98Christmas tour so here goes:
98 Degrees’ Nick and Drew Lachey Talk ‘Shamelessly’ Listening to Their Christmas Albums & What to Expect From Holiday Tour
This past week was full of hype as the 98 Degrees twitter came to life again, showing us each member of 98 Degrees in posts and reminding us of past tours and making fans remember just how long they’ve loved 98 Degrees!!!! On Thursday, they promised “Santa is coming tomorrow” and by 9 AM EST Friday, Santa delivered! He delivered the cover of a shiny new Christmas album of 12 songs that goes on sale October 13th with promises of the title track, “Let it Snow”, “What Christmas Means To Me”, “Little Saint Nick”, and “Run Rudolph Run” and one original song.
And then they delivered another gift, tour dates for their 31 city adventure starting November 10 in Iowa and ending December 23rd in Nevada. Tickets for most shows go on sale this coming Friday, August 18, 2017 to the general public but it seems there are presales for VIP packages and possibly fan club (What fan club? Yeah, we wish we knew!).
We will continue to keep you updated as we hear information, so please don’t forget to follow us on twitter and while you’re at it, please join in the conversation on the Just Justin Jeffre facebook group and the Still Loving 98 Degrees and more facebook group and follow the Nick fanatics page on facebook . All these folks work very hard to try to keep the fans up to date as well!!!
Here’s some articles about the Christmas “gifts”:
98 Degrees Are Back with a New Holiday Record and Tour: ‘We’re Having More Fun Now Than We Ever Did in the Past’
Drew did two reading for a new play that hopefully *fingers crossed* will premiere on Broadway in the fall, Bulldozer. Bulldozer, tells the story of Robert Moses (who Drew will portray) who shaped New York with his control of its park system, streets, bridges, and tunnels. Its written by Peter Galperin and Scott Kadin. A good friend was able to attend one of the readings and snuck us some exclusive pictures of Drew reading. For more about Bulldozer, check out their facebook page and an article from playbill about Drew’s reading.
My apologizes again for taking so long to post pictures but I hope these will be well worth it. Cincy Sings was an incredible display of the talent that lies in the companies through the Queen City. Christ Hospital took home top honors and also won fan favorite with their “98.6 Degrees” (Can I just say I LOVE their name?!?). But the real winner was Artswave, with the competition helping them to reach their fundraising goal of 12.25 million for this year. Some of the pictures are from the semi-finals that took place in March and were hosted by Q102’s Jon Jon. Enjoy!
Drew hit the stage with the Skivvies at Joe’s Pub, last night, March 26, 2017. His performance, channeled his inner Tom Cruise ala Risky Business. For the video performance, click here A big thank you for my amazing friend, Big T – who took all these great shots for use on our site!!!! Enjoy!
Here’s your chance to catch Drew in the Nation’s Capital and to enjoy the spectacular cherry blossoms in bloom. On April 8, 2017, Drew will appear alongside JoDee Messina, DJ Kool, the Washington Redskins cheerleaders, and Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields. The parade runs along Constitution Ave between 7th to 17th Streets NW and is from 10AM to noon, rain or shine. The parade itself is free but there are tickets available for a limited prime grandstand seats and can be bought here For more information on the parade, click here