Great news! The State Street Saloon has found a new home...and a slightly different name. Bar owner, Eli Sokorelis, tells, he just bought the VFW Post 168 property on Deer Street, Portsmouth.

You'll remember, fire swept through the building, shutting down much of downtown Portsmouth. Firefighters from 50 departments responded to the five alarm fire that gutted the building.

Sokorelis, who operated The State Street Saloon for 35 years, says he plans to open on April 10...the one year anniversary of the blaze...with a slightly different name. The new place will be called The Statey Bar and Grill.