The soft opening for The Reserve is tonight
If all goes as planned, The Reserve (1542 Light St., pictured) will have a soft opening around 3 p.m. today, according to co-owner Andrew Dunlap.
You'll only be able to get drinks for now, since the kitchen won't be up and running until next week. And there aren't any outdoor tables just yet (they're still building the furniture, Dunlap said).
But The Reserve will; have 16 beers on tap, as well as seven wines (four white and three reds).
Midnight Sun spy eCommerceConsultant snapped both these pictures of the place, and said people were carrying booze and other supplies into the place this morning.
From the looks of it, Dunlap and the other owners have put a lot of time, money and effort into rehabbing the building. I see a few more flat screen TVs are hanging above the bar now.
Dunlap said they're keeping Charlotte's one-story for the near future ...
The exterior looks so much better than it used to when it was Charlotte's.
"It's the last push," Dunlap said. "Everything's kind of hectic. We want to get the place open but don't want to rush it."
Dunlap said the grand opening is scheduled for next weekend, when the kitchen will be open.
"Everybody's anxious," he said. "Hopefully everything goes smoothly today."
If you're in the area this evening or later tonight, stop by and check the place out.
Thanks to Jason Zink for the tip.
(Photos by eCommerceConsultant)