City leaders, representatives of the Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and owners and employees of the Downtown Sports Bar officially cut the ribbon on the new business Friday night. -- Rick Couch

New bar part of downtown puzzle

Published 10:47pm Saturday, January 21, 2012

Those looking for ways to entertain themselves in downtown Selma are finding more and more options these days.

Last week, the city officially opened the new movie theater in the Larry Striplin Jr. Performing Arts Center, and Friday night, the doors were officially opened for the new Downtown Sports Bar.

The bar, owner Lutfur Rahman said, is something he has always wanted to bring to Selma.

“It was always a dream of mine to have a place people could just come hang out and have a drink,” he said. “It’s something I always wanted to do, and when we saw the building, it seemed like the perfect place.”

In its early stages, Rahman said the bar, which is located on Water Avenue near the St. James, will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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