MEDFORD, Ore. — The former location of Shenanigans Irish Pub could soon host a new venue, and the new owner says he wants to avoid the legal issues that plagued the former bar.
Jeff Rahenkamp, the owner of Phat Kat Tattoo is planning to open a new bar called The Pub” at the former Shenanigans location on Riverside avenue.
Before Shenanigans closed last year, it received numerous complaints from Medford Police and the OLCC about fights and public drunkenness. Rahenkamp said he is making changes to the management, and patio layout, and he says that should prevent similar problems.
Whereas the original layout, several bars to let patrons on to a central patio, The Pub would be the only establishment to use the outdoor seating area. A fence would be built to prevent access to other buildings.
“We’ve cut off various entrance points, we’ve scaled down the size of what it used to be, to more of a manageable size,” Rahenkamp said. “And these are all things that we’ve put in place to keep the problems from happening.”
Rahenkamp said he is working with the city of Medford, Medford Police, and the OLCC to get an outdoor liquor license, and hopes to complete the process in a couple months.