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Cottonwood Public House’s rooftop bar nears completion

For months, construction has been going on above the Cottonwood Public House and Key City Brewing Company. Locals and tourists alike have all watched as workers have edged closer to completing the project.

Friday, Sept. 13, everyone will get the chance to enjoy that project, when the restaurant and brewery cut the ribbon on a new rooftop bar. Cottonwood Public House is located at 1311 Washington Street. The ribbon cutting is set for 5:30 p.m.

“The rooftop bar was always part of our plan,” Key City Brewing Company brewer Zack Erickson said. “We split our openings into different phases. Getting Cottonwood and Key City Brewing Co. open last year was our main priority, but a large part of the entire vision for the entire building was adding more gorgeous apartments to our beautiful downtown, and providing an incredibly unique rooftop bar experience.

The new, rooftop bar offers a view of the river, while also being low enough for those gathered to enjoy the city’s skyline and any events or parades along Washington Street.

Erickson also said the bar could also be used to host event.

“We want to throw out-of-this-world bashes, while giving the public a space with a river view that can be rented out for weddings, birthdays, and other events,” he said.

The first event planned for the roof top bar will follow the ribbon cutting and run from 6-11 p.m.

“Ti-Key City is going to be one unforgettable bash. With a killer playlist and inviting atmosphere,” Erickson said. “We will have you feeling like you are living your best island life.” Tiki-inspired cocktails and variants of Key City beers will be offered.

Apartment construction is also winding down, with those apartments being available as soon as Oct. 1.

“These are stunning, one-bedroom lofted apartments, with huge ceilings and incredible finishes,” Erickson said, adding renters will also have access to the roof top space even when Cottonwood is not open.

“The atmosphere of our rooftop space shares the same romantic warm lighting and communal experience as downstairs with the focus being on the river and the historic beauty of our wonderful downtown,” he said.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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