Art Up High

Art Up High

Rave by Diana Schwaeble

Photos by Robert Wagner

There is an appeal to buildings with a storied past. Nestled on the corner of 10th Street is Elysian Café, Hoboken’s oldest bar and restaurant. But that should be no surprise to those who know owner Eugene Flinn, who took over in 2003. The ceiling was painstakingly restored to the glory of former days. No small feat with over 1000 repairs necessary, including two bullet holes. If the walls could talk, there would be stories about the mural that spans the bar featuring images of Lake Geneva. It was painted on site in 1895. “The old things are fading away,” he said. It’s important to preserve some. ••

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