It's almost time for the first anniversary of video game arcade and bar Insert Coin(s)' eviction from Fremont East, but the empty space has finally found a new purpose.
A sports bar and "dance club" will take over the 7,618-square-foot property and add a 500-square-foot outdoor seating area.
This section of building offers no rear patio, so the outdoor feature will either need to be directly on Fremont, or take over the adjacent outdoor section of recently shuttered fondue restaurant F. Pigalle. Directly across the street, Flippin' Good Burgers & Shakes recently applied to the City to also host a permanent outdoor seating section.
No further details on the sports bar venture have been revealed, or details on how an evening of clubbing and game watching will happily converge.
This north side block of downtown, from Park on Fremont to Therapy is owned by the Artemus W. Ham, III Trust. A replacement for F. Pigalle from Echo & Rig's Sam Marvin and LEV Restaurant Group's Jeffrey Fine has yet to be announced, but their Facebook page explains they also plan to "transform into an exciting new bar concept for downtown."
And if that doesn't offer you enough boozy options, staring right at these future arrivals is Vault, an announced bank and Prohibition-era themed cocktail bar from the the team behind Container Park's Oak & Ivy. They easily missed a once estimated February debut and if the project is still alive, still appears months away from an opening date.