Dairy Bar and Bar Argos, 4/2014

15 04 2014

Two of the bars I hit up last weekend. For the former, it was my first time inside the new Stocking Hall (the old one is undergoing renovation, and the project won’t be fully complete until 2015). It was absolutely packed with 4H kids/parents, and Cornell Days kids/parents. To order and receive ice cream was a 40-minute endeavor. But I got my Italian lemon cream cake, and that’s what matters.

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Meanwhile, on the more adult end of the spectrum, this past weekend was also my first time inside Bar Argos, the open-to-the-public bar of the Argos Inn. I had a Cuba Libre that was not overpowering, just the right amount of bite. Drinks here run on the high side of average, but the interior was fairly warm and inviting.
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17 04 2014
Cornell PhD

Stocking Hall is nice inside, but from without it looks like one of the many cheap industrial constructions from the 1930s-50s that haven’t aged well. I wish Cornell’d gone with a less slapdash design here. Did they run out of money building Gates Hall or something?

As for Bar Argos, it looks nice, but I wonder what kind of business it’s going to draw from anyone who isn’t staying over at the inn. Hidden away as it is behind Seneca Way and a little up the hill, it’s easy to forget it’s downtown, and the huge windows looking out onto…the parking lot don’t really contribute much to its ambiance.

18 06 2014
Six Years Later | Ithacating in Cornell Heights

[…] grey or cold when I pass through. In the past year, Seneca Way finished up, the Argos Inn opened (and I hit up its bar), Collegetown Terrace continued construction, and Breckenridge welcomed its first renters. […]

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