The former Manhattan Lounge; photo courtesy of Lineal Design.
Grub Street and Inside Scoop both jumped on the liquor license activity for ~EDITION~, a new bar from Brian Sheehy, Doug Dalton, and Steve McKinley of Future Bars/Destination Bars. The location is the former Manhattan Lounge—which was in the basement of the Hearst Building and closed 10 years ago. Grub Street spoke with Sheehy, who said: “It’s going to be along the lines of our other bars, Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch, focused on the spirits and the cocktails. But we’re still probably a year or more away from opening. We’re in no rush.” The Scoop spoke with Sheehy as well, stating that the location “won’t follow the Prohibition theme of Bourbon & Branch, nor the distillery/warehouse look of Rickhouse”—an “old industrial feel” is what was mentioned. We’ll have to see how it all pans out for an opening in 2012. 691 Market St. at 3rd St.
Meanwhile, over in the Marina, the old Gravity space (which was going to become Hudson) is now going to be ~REED & GREENOUGH~. Eater reports owner Paul Owens (Tortilla Heights) discovered that looted wood from the former Reed & Greenough Distillery was used to rebuild 3251 Scott Street after the 1906 quake and fires. The wood façade looks pretty darned cool. There’s also word of some turbo taps that can fill a pint in less than two seconds (uh, whoa); the plan is to open on Monday August 22nd. 3251 Scott St. at Chestnut.