——— OUR STORY ———
Back in 2016 we were given the opportunity to purchase the 113 Mill Street building. The idea came to mind to open the first bar in our small town that was focused on craft cocktail culture with an atmosphere that harkened back to the pre-prohibition era.Thus The Relief & Resource Co. was born. Co-Owner and Head Barman Jon Foley worked with his team to create a program that drew on speakeasy tradition by assembling an exceptional selection of craft and original cocktails, plus a well-curated collection of allocated spirits.In keeping with a speakeasy-era interest in avoiding detection, The Relief & Resource Co. is accessible only via El Topo, its cover business located at 113 Mill Street. Beyond that, we have ‘no comment’.
——— OUR COVER ———
Historically, a speakeasy would have had a cover business, some innocuous front intended to disguise illicit alcohol sales during the Prohibition era of 1920 to 1933. We decided on El Topo, a Latin American street food joint with a fresh and creative menu developed in-house. Translating as ‘the mole’ or ‘spy’ in Spanish, El Topo seemed an appropriate cover for a secret speakeasy. To learn more, visit eltopofenton.com