After a year long journey, Mellow Mushroom has arrived in Avondale.  Residential opposition put the kibosh on the plans to keep the original Shell Station at 3611 St. John’s Ave. intact, but with a new plan that increased parking, City Council approval was obtained, and construction was finally completed.

In spirit of the former building, a sign over the bar reads,  “Tires & Lubes,” “Safety Inspection,” and “Shell Lubrication.”

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The new Mellow Mushroom includes an antique firetruck with “Avondale” on the shiny red door.  A video panel on the back of the truck provides entertainment while customers wait for a table.  There’s even a private party booth sitting high on the ladder.

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Crowds came out on opening night, February 10, to welcome Mellow Mushroom to the neighborhood.

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There’s even a cool indoor patio where local bands can entertain in an open air atmosphere.  Many events round out the weekly schedule, including trivia night and kids night, where kids eat for half price and can even make their own pizzas.  For a schedule of events, check out their Facebook page.