A public market on the ground floor will have a sushi shop, juice bar, vintage clothing stand, vinyl record store and shoemaker. Bottle & Barlow, a combination bar and barbershop, plans to open in May. The complex is filled with work from local artists.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
While we're on the topic of Bottle & Barlow, Details Magazine named the bar and Paragary's Midtown as two of the most anticipated bar openings of 2015.
When it opens, Bottle & Barlow will be found at 1120 R Street, and can be found online at http://bottleandbarlow.com/.
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