The future Muggles’ Bar castle on Progress Street continues to impress gawking townsfolk despite protests by the property owner, a local dentist, that the structure is actually his family’s future home.
“I have a permit for a house,” he said, exasperated, as several students pedaling past him on bikes waved and shouted: “Go Dumbledore! You’re the man!”
The imposing stone-walled castle bar will undoubtedly be welcomed by a generation of Tech students who grew up reading the Harry Potter sagas and enjoying the movies, but have moved beyond children's magic fantasies to stone-cold drinking reality.
When students are asked their opinion of the dentist’s assertion that the castle is to be his family's home, their answers vary little from the one expressed by skeptical Urban Affairs major, Chad Parkinson: “Ha-ha! No way, dude. It’s a bar. What else can it be -- it’s in the friggin’ 16 bars historic district!”