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.

  • JustTheDude

    If security and the pat down I received Friday night when we went in is ANY indication of the type of clientele this new venture expects to attract, then this new Bar is more like the second coming of 12 stone than an exciting addition to downtown..

    We arrived later in the evening, there were maybe 10 people total there when we got arrived, including 2 security, 2 bartenders and the owners… Upon entering all of the males in our group were treated to a pat down that was borderline sexual assault.

    I have been to bars, dance clubs, and the likes all over and have NEVER been subject to something like that. If that is the crowd you are planning on getting then you can count me and my crew OUT..

    • JustTheDude

      Looks like I need to proof read better. Sorry about the errors.

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