Now that F. Pigalle has debuted across the street, the 2016 arrival of Vault will fill the final vacant space in the core dining and drinking block of Fremont East. Created by the team behind Container Park’s Oak & Ivy located just a short walk away, Vault is being constructed inside the former Coterie fashion boutique at 515 Fremont St., in between Beauty Bar and The Griffin.
Originally scheduled to debut in February, current progress suggests that might be an optimistic date, as the interior still has a long way to go to be upgraded to a bank and Prohibition-era theme.
The 3,250-square-foot tavern has already applied to host an additional 300-square-foot patio on Fremont and also hopes to expand into the Get Back Alley right behind the tavern to offer some limited seating options.
Inside, two separate bar stations will specialize in spirits, barrel-aged whiskeys and offer "12 handpicked craft beers and ciders on draft." A limited dining menu of snacks and small bites is also planned. This front section of the bar will be lined with the fronts of bank safe deposit boxes.
Further back into the space resides the "Library Bar," lined on one side with bookcases. Bar stools, high-top tables and leather banquettes will join a scene inspired by vintage zinc-style bar tops and square copper ceiling tiles.
And back at the rear office, the current plans call for the entrance to mimic vintage bank vault doors.