The bar in Old Market's newly renovated Tavern probably touched Elvis' elbow

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 am

At a newly renovated Old Market bar, patrons can sidle up to the bar knowing that at least a few presidents, Elvis and the Beatles have likely had a drink there, too.

In July, Dave Haverkamp and his boyfriend, David Kerr, bought the Old Market Tavern at 10th and Jackson streets. In early September, they hosted a party for Haverkamp's birthday at the bar; when the party ended promptly at 4 p.m., they handed family members sledgehammers and other tools of destruction. The family worked until midnight, and thus began the bar's renovations.

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