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Germantown bar reopens after burst pipe floods shop

ShopBar is giving away several bottles of bourbon in a raffle drawing to help raise money to cover the cost of repairs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After inclement winter weather rolled through Kentuckiana over the holiday weekend, some local businesses are still feeling the storm's impact.

One Germantown bar has reopened after days of being closed due to a burst pipe which flooded the entire store.

"This winter is challenging us more than ever," the owners of ShopBar posted to social media on Dec. 26. "To say this is disheartening is a huge understatement."

The business said they will be launching their January raffle giveaway for a bottle of Pappy Ten Year bourbon early to help cover the cost of repairs.

In an update, staff said the bar received so much support from the community in the days after the store's closing. Some in the community even added to the raffle's prize pool, which now also includes:

  • A bottle of Maker's Community Batch bourbon 
  • Two bottles of 291 Colorado Bourbon 
  • A bottle of Maker's Mark Calipari bourbon 
  • A bottle of EH Taylor 10 Year bourbon 
  • Starlight Distillery Family Reserve Bourbon
  • Starlight Distillery Cigar Batch Finished whiskey
  • Ted Huber’s Distillers Bourbon Pick

Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased via the store's Venmo, which is @ShopBar. The winner will be announced on Jan. 1.

"Our business and our employees are hurting when we aren't open for so long," ShopBar said. "These are difficult times for us - we are already slower in the winter, but being closed and fixing things is a whole other nightmare."

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