We’re wondering how long our boycott of the former Cotton’s location (more details here and here) was meant to last. One year? Two? Forever? It was pretty easy to boycott when it was Shane Bar — that place sucked — but what happens if something good takes over the space? It’s just a great spot for a restaurant and bar, which is why we loved it when it was Cotton’s. Some guy named Lance feels the same way, according Jarrett Wrisley’s latest “new¬ed” column in SH:
Lance, who used to be found pouring shots of tequila behind the bar at Zapata’s, left his job there a few months ago and has struck out on his own, recently opening a bar and grill aptly named Freelance. It’s located in what was once Cotton’s, and later the miserable Shane Bar, which lies opposite the Eager Beaver on Yueyang Lu. Freelance is bigger than the old Cotton’s and they’ve expanded the kitchen. Freelance will serve steaks, burgers and chops grilled over charcoal.
We haven’t been to Freelance, but should we even try it? Have we made our statement to the assholes who forced Cotton out? Or do the same assholes still own the place? Either way, Lance had nothing to do with Cotton’s ouster — and Cotton seems to be doing pretty well with her new place. But we made a vow to boycott the place on principle. But did that vow only include Shane Bar? Or everything that should follow? Quite a dilemma. Maybe we should call in The Ethicist (pictured).