Once planned as a Downtown home for Tenaya Creek Brewery, a vacant 17,321-square-foot building on Third Street is hoping to entice a "urban lounge bar" to anchor yet another new hub for the steadily rebounding Arts District.
Now named HOP Downtown, the building was once occupied by Ye Olde Goatsheade Pub and has grandfathered in the lounge permit Tenaya Creek worked so hard to obtain. New renderings by locals APTUS Architecture indicate the possibilities for future tenants.
Tenaya had calculated they could seat 91 inside and offer 20 seats on the patio.
The project sits two blocks away from Brian Howard and Corey Nyman's under construction Harvest & Larder — Honest American Cookery & Libations and Grazing Pig Charcuterie and a third of a mile from the proposed dining and retail to be slotted into the forthcoming Art District Plaza.
While waiting for a new bar entrepreneur, HOP Downtown is actively moving forward with plans for tenant improvements on the two office spaces next to the lounge.