With a nudge from the young and sober, mocktails taking hold


September 4, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Five years ago, for her 27th birthday, Lorelei Bandrovschi gave up drinking for a month on a dare. She was a casual drinker and figured it would be easy. It was, but she hadn't banked on learning so much about herself in the process.

"I realized that going out without drinking was something that I really enjoyed and that I was very well suited for," she told The Associated Press. "I realized I'm a pretty extroverted, spontaneous, uninhibited person."

And that's how Listen Bar was born on Bleecker Street downtown. At just under a year old, the bar that Bandrovschi opens onl...

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