Blind Rhino Announces New Location In Black Rock, Bridgeport

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After three years of running the Blind Rhino, owners Casey Dohme, Matt Bacco and Jamie Pantanella are looking to add their downtown Norwalk vibe to the Black Rock mix.

The new sports bar, of the same name, will open at 3425 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport.

Not long after opening the first location, the trio started searching for a second spot, setting their sights on making their way up the coast.

“It’s nice to get it in motion and start the process,” Dohme said, stating that development of the new space is underway as they plan to open in the former Black Rock Sports Cafe.

In a community filled with local bars and restaurants lining Fairfield Avenue like the Hub and Spoke, opening in Black Rock made sense, Bacco said, adding that a portion of their customer base comes from the area.

The trio opened the original bar in 2015 at 15 N. Main St. in Norwalk in the former Bradford’s location. Bringing years of experience in the restaurant industry to the area, the co-workers-turned-owners have spent the last few years building their reputation among residents in western Fairfield County.

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