The historic Wonder Bar is undergoing a complete renovation in downtown Casper. Owners hope to open the new business, known as C-85 At the Wonder Bar, shortly before the eclipse event in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Anyone who stumbled out of the venerable Wonder Bar for the last time in the Autumn of 2016, would be hard pressed to know know where they were if they happened to stumble back in.
The historic watering hole is in the process of getting a complete gut renovation by the new father and son owners Tony and Cole Cercy. While they went into the project intending to preserve as much history as possible, they quickly found out that not much history was left.
Multiple renovations over the decades had slowly stripped away most original features, so the Cercys decided to strip it down to the bones and start over.
The bar will feature a completely open plan with garage doors on both ground and top floors. The new restaurant will be housed in the smaller area of the former bar.
Opening day for the rechristened C-85 At the Wonder Bar scheduled for Aug. 14.