Wine cabinets coming to Kooper's
Plans are in motion to install wine cabinets and update the menu at Kooper's Tavern (1702 Thames St.).
I spoke with owner Patrick Russell (pictured, second from left) briefly today, who said the bar should be renovated and ready for wine tastings and more upscale fare in November.
"We're no longer trying to be a beer and burger joint," he said.
Here's a link with some more details.
But the wine-centric renovations may be a couple months too late ...
(Sun archive photo from 1999)
A new wine store and cafe called V-NO recently opened a couple blocks away at 905 S. Ann St. You can get wine by the glass or bottle at V-NO, which also serves food.
Until I heard about V-NO, I was hard-pressed to come up with many options for big time wine drinkers in Fells Point. Ze Mean Bean Cafe was the best option I could think of. But V-NO changes things.
Will Russell's renovations revolutionize or sink the Fells Point pub? Has V-NO pulled the rug from under Russell's feet? Only time will tell.