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New bistro plugs into guests' needs


Dallas bar-eatery offers electrical outlets to tether patrons to bar

Bistro's bar offers discrete electrical outlets at knee-height along bar.

This post is part of NRN's newsroom blog, Reporter's Notebook.

With more bar and restaurant guests toting along laptops and smart phones that are always hungry for more battery power, I was heartened to see that The People's Last Stand, a new bar and bistro in Dallas, has offered a nice amenity: a half dozen electrical plugs and satchel hooks at the bar.

The bistro, which caters to a younger clientele in Dallas’ trendy Mockingbird Station multi-use development, apparently knows its audience and built the bar out to meet their needs.

A side benefit: The electrical outlets tether the guest to the bar for at least one drink or more while their electronic gadgets power up. That’s one easy way to power sales.

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