[Renovation photo via Instagram]
Louis 649, the 14-year-old cocktail bar, closed last fall at 649 E. Ninth St. just west of Avenue C.
Louis proprietor Zach Sharaga sent out a status update this week:
Louis 649 is currently undergoing a transformation to Mace, a great new cocktail bar opening very soon. I partnered with Greg Boehm and Nico de Soto on this project and we're all very excited and hope to see you when we start shaking cocktails next month.
Last December, the owners opened a holiday-themed pop-up bar called Miracle on Ninth Street in the space.
As for Mace, their website isn't live yet. But they are on Facebook and Twitter.