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‘Downtown Arlington: Open for Business’ Series Launches on MyArlingtonTV

The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication has launched a new series on MyArlingtonTV highlighting the restaurants and stores that are open for business during the two-year Abram Street Revitalization Project. The show is part of ongoing efforts between the City and the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation to work closely together to support Downtown businesses, communicate lane closures, construction milestones and other important information during construction.

The first two episodes feature a couple of Downtown Arlington’s longtime staples for residents and visitors, J.R. Bentley’s Restaurant and Pub and J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill. Future episodes will include Truth Vinyl, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Hooligan’s Pub, Kool Keg, PinnStation, Potager’s Other Stuff, Old School Pizza and Suds, Shipley’s Do-Nuts and many more over the next several months.

J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, located at 400 E Abram St, has been a local hot spot in Downtown since 1979. Owner Randy Ford has been providing a home for live music and local bands for decades. The restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. The draft house is open each day from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Also, be sure to check out Randy Ford’s American Dream story.

Situated in a historic home, J.R. Bentley’s has the feel of an authentic English pub and features several local and area bands throughout the year plus other special events. The venue is located at 406 W Abram St. Regular hours of operation are Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight ...

Click here to read the rest of the story on MyArlingtonTV. Produced by the City of Arlington and shared through a partnership with Downtown Arlington Management Corporation.

Getting Around Downtown

By March 2020, the transformation of Abram Street will be complete. In the meantime, Abram St. is open for business! Track #myAbram and visit for the latest information about traffic routing, temporary parking and construction milestones. Download Waze for free and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes and avoid road closures, or leave your car at home and hail Via Arlington Ride Share for only $3.