The Hive Lounge in Old Market will be closed this weekend. The bar has been operating on a temporary license for the past few weekends, and the license has expired.
Owner Jake Gardner said he wanted to open over Thanksgiving weekend because he had a bunch of bands scheduled for the bar's first few weeks. He also wanted the opportunity to show the bar to everyone in town for the holiday. When the venue’s liquor license didn’t come through in time, he was able to use a temporary license, called a special designated license. He got this through Clancy’s, which is owned by his lawyer.