Bin 702, a Downtown Container Park fixture since opening day in 2013, takes a chance on an expansion with a new location headed to the Arts District.
The new 18 Bin will replace both the shuttered Tacos Huevos and The Urban Lounge, at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Art Way on the eastern side of the Arts Factory, a corner previously occupied by Bar & Bistro and the Downtown Crown Pub.
The bar takes its name from the 18-block 18B Arts District neighborhood. More than a dozen managing members including Bin 702 owner Sonny Ahuja, Le Thai’s Dan Coughlin, and Tony Hsieh and his DTP small business team helm the project.
Two years ago, Bin 702 abandoned its plan to expand to 121 N. Fourth Street, next door to the Tony Hsieh-partnered Nacho Daddy and a block from the Fremont Street Experience.
The wine bar has not revealed its future ambitions for the much larger new lounge. The Fremont Street Bin 702 serves craft beer, a curated wine menu, cocktails, charcuterie. and gourmet grilled cheeses.
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