Bar Cassius is a new restaurant concept built on the foundation of Tea, Spirits, and Fine Foods.
Elevated as individual components, combined to create compelling cocktails, and paired with exceptional foods, Tea and Spirits set the stage for a dining experience that leads each guest on a path of discovery towards something unexpected and new.
Coming 2023 - Lancaster, PA
In 1890, Charles Wagner announced plans to construct a new three story hotel and tavern at the intersection of East Grant Street and Lenox Late, taking the place of what was The Court Avenue Hotel. Working with Lancaster’s pre-eminent architect, Cassius Emlen Urban, Charlie Wagner’s Cafe opened in 1891 and was celebrated as “the handsomest bar-room in the city and finer than in many larger cities”. It operated for three decades before closing with the advent of prohibition. The property would then sit idle, used as storage for the nearby Garvin’s Department Store until the late 70’s when it was purchased and renovated as offices.
It is our hope that we can honor Mr. Wagner's original vision for this property, and breathe new life into a unique and historic location that has been underutilized for years.
A true hidden gem.