Bin 702 has been pouring beer, wine and cocktails and serving up “charcuterie and gourmet grilled cheeses” at downtown’s Container Park since opening day back in November 2013. But now the wine bar plans to upgrade to a more traditional and much larger set-up.
Two shipping containers combine to make up the original 640-square-foot urban wine bar, created by Sonny Ahuja, also of the ill-fated O Face Doughnuts on Carson Avenue. The new venture will take over two vacant spaces at 121 N. Fourth Street, located next door to Nacho Daddy and the Cigar Factory retail store, which has relocated a short walk north to make way for the impending downtown home of White Castle.
Barely one-third of a mile from the original location on Fremont East, the new space fills a roomy 3,041 square feet. Two Downtown Project veterans, Connie Yeh and Donald Welch, partnered with Ahuja’s company.
Bin 702 signed a lease at the beginning of the month with construction yet to begin. The wine bar has not revealed the expansion or debut date.