New partners plan reopening of Cardinal Bar

Five partners will reopen the Cardinal Bar as a community hub and dance club featuring Latin jazz music and electronica, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The Cardinal Bar, at 418 E. Wilson St., closed in 2017 after 42 years in business. The most recent business operating in the space was the Nomad World Pub, which closed in 2020. The new owners plan to reopen the bar as soon as October, pending necessary city approvals.