Takashima Records, a Music Themed Cocktail Lounge, Will Open in the Grove


Sean Baltzell, left, and Casey Colgan will open Takashima Records. - MELISSA BUELT
  • Sean Baltzell, left, and Casey Colgan will open Takashima Records.

A new cocktail lounge plans to open in ground floor of the Chroma apartments in the Grove, promising "a cultural exchange of Japanese- and American-inspired art."

The duo behind the project, Sean Baltzell and Casey Colgan, are the pair who opened Parlor. Also located in the Grove, the bar opened in 2017 with a fleet of arcade games. They're promising a space that features more than 5,000 records on display and "flash art cues," befitting Baltzell's other job as a tattoo artist.

In a press release, the backers explained,
The focus is on the cocktail list, offering both classic and designer drinks with artistic precision. But, the vinyl sets the tone. Local, national and international DJs put music on display with no limit to genre. Deep cuts and b-sides from your favorite funk, soul, hip hop, boogie, blues, classic R&B and rock create a new-but-known vibe where your only choice is to stay for one more cut.
In addition to cocktails, Takashima Records promises to offer small plates and a beer and wine list.

The newly opened Chroma complex is located on the eastern gateway to the Grove at 4041 Chouteau (basically the corner of Chouteau and Manchester).

The bar hopes to open on site by year's end.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story referred incorrectly to offerings at Parlor. Byrd & Barrel no longer provides food on site. We regret the error.

We welcome tips and feedback. Email the author at sarah.fenske@riverfronttimes.com

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