It doesn’t have the size, name recognition or cachet of its Venetian resort neighbors, but the Very Venice Bar has been a temporary stop for many weary visitors at the Grand Canal Shoppes, located a short walk from the food court.
Sitting directly opposite the patio of the Casanova trattoria and only hosting about a dozen stools, the open plan Very Venice recently allocated $90,000 in estimated construction costs to remodel the space and return as the Casanova Bar. By chance, they have been serving a "Casanova cocktail" for years.
New paperwork lists the bar’s construction footprint as filling 895 square feet, much larger than the 270-square-foot estimate usually listed on Grand Canal Shoppes leasing documents. High profile local firms Moser Architecture Studio and RCI Construction are part of the project.
Backing onto the New York Pretzels stand, the bar is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Best known for its "sorbet-tini," created with liquor-based sorbets like lemon and vodka and watermelon and tequila, no timetable for the construction, or how it will affect service hours has been revealed.