Fremont East will get its next dose of food-and-beverage attention with the opening of The Vault, rumored to be arriving in late January 2016 via the Downtown Project, though a source close to the project places the debut closer to March.
Being called an Oak & Ivy “expansion,” plans are said to call for the 4,000-square-foot retail space formerly home to high-end Coterie boutique (currently, the Life Is Beautiful brand store) to be transformed to a bar concept “driven by” the Oak & Ivy bar team and celebrating the American cocktail.
Expect more space—natch—than the American whiskey-focused craft-cocktail bar’s existing shipping container-sized berth in Container Park a block east on Fremont, and an ice program, something its existing location really can’t accommodate, being that the container bar has no freezer.
Most exciting are whispers of The Vault as having Downtown’s newest rooftop access, joining Inspire Theatre, Carson Kitchen, Commonwealth and Oak & Ivy.
Representatives for the Downtown Project declined comment until after the Life Is Beautiful festival, September 25-27.
In June, Therapy restaurant and bar supplanted the Dollar Store on Fremont East. With the opening of Flippin’ Good Burgers slated for August 29, and the Smashed Pig shortly thereafter—and with the fate of the shuttered Insert Coin(s) space as yet unknown—the eventual coming of the Vault would seal the Fremont East block between Las Vegas Boulevard and Sixth Street as a dining and drinking destination.