A "classic American" themed tavern is out and an “unmistakably unconventional,” yet “unpretentious neighborhood bar” will take its place on Fremont East.
The Downtown Project will officially debut Corduroy this Saturday, Aug. 5, inside the former home of the Coterie fashion boutique at 515 Fremont St., tucked between The Griffin and Beauty Bar.
Vault was originally revealed for the space back in October 2015, featuring an elaborate Prohibition-era inspired interior design and operated by by the team behind the Container Park’s Oak & Ivy, located a short walk to the east. Downtown Project will now run the tavern without their participation.
The new “high energy” concept, billed as a “throw-back rock ‘n’ roll-style watering hole” will feature a “DJ booth framed by a vintage speaker wall,” retro ’70s-inspired decor and a “chromatic fluid bubble wall” behind the bar.
Vault had applied for permission for a patio out on Fremont and in the Get Back Alley right behind the tavern. Corduroy has yet to announce if it will also take advantage of those spaces.
On the menu, cocktails and “American Heritage and craft beers,” plus bar snacks “like corndogs and pizza bites from a floor-to-ceiling microwave wall.”
Initial opening hours will be from 4 p.m. “‘til late,” Wednesday to Sunday.