After a turbulent last few months and abrupt closure in 2010, The Must, a beloved local wine bar, is finally making a return to Downtown's Historic Core next week after serving friends and family this past Wednesday. Owners Thomas and Den Haan are re-opening the bar in the Jeffries Lofts in a much larger 2,800 square foot space that includes a patio, wine cellar, and private tasting room. Drew Coleman (The Edison, The Pikey), is preparing a similar wine-friendly menu of pan-roasted chicken and old favorite, the Fluffernutter, but also some newer, Southern-style bites like hush puppies.
They'll be dinner service only at first, with lunch and weekend brunch after a few months. Adding to the community feel, Monday nights will feature magicians, as well as monthly "Dinner in the Dark" whereupon diners will be blindfolded for multi-course tasting menus with pairings.
Back in July 2010, The Must was closed after a lease dispute with the property owners, with all the furniture and wine moved into storage overnight. The official re-opening of The Must won't happen until final health permits come through some time in the next few days.
·The Must Wine Bar Returns to Downtown [Downtown News]