First revealed back in 2016, plans to revive a long-abandoned building on downtown’s Fourth Street have surprisingly been revived and the neighborhood can once again look forward to a Mexico-inspired tavern, complete with staff in themed uniforms.
Still named Downtown Sanchez, the applicants are seeking permission to makeover the empty shell and create a bar that wouldn’t look out of place in Tijuana. New design renderings feature an exterior updated with a white stucco facade and Colonial doors.
Located directly across the street from the Juhl residential building and a short walk from Garces Avenue, the shell structure and roof will remain intact, upgraded with enough room on the front deck for 40 customers, 47 inside the tavern, and 41 on the back patio.
Permits presented to the city propose a long bar on one side of the main room serving themed drinks, but the project currently has no plans to add a kitchen.
The tavern has looked into the future possibility of welcoming local food trucks on special occasions and unless booked for an event, music will be pre-recorded, not provided by live bands.
A new estimated debut date has not been announced.
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