The target date for the new bar/cafe at the old Charmers space is May 1st. But there are many stars that must align in the process of getting a new place up and running. Delays due to licensing through the city and passing inspections are common for new restaurants and bars. Unforeseen problems with renovations could also push back the grand opening date.
The liquor license will come later sometime in the summer, until then patrons will still be able to drink there, BYOB (of course buying your liquor at Taste is encouraged but not obligatory).One of the proprietors of Taste wine shop who will be running the still unnamed bar stressed that this will also be a cafe where neighbors can get their morning coffee. They are also applying for rights to have outdoor beer garden seating. Having a beer al fresco at the new Taste run bar/cafe in the summer is a nice thought when you see snow in April. Right now the place looks like some super exclusive no name club with the stark signage lit up. Click here to read up on the history of the place.