Work has started on Bar Verde at 65 Second Ave. between Fourth Street and Third Street. As you can see, the Bar Verde awning and sidewalk-cafe barriers are in place.
The vegan Mexican restaurant is via raw food chef Matthew Kenney, who also runs 00 + Co., the vegan pizza shop next door that opened in February 2016.
Here's more via Eater about Bar Verde:
Inspired by Kenney’s travels around Mexico, Bar Verde recasts nachos, tamales and tacos for vegans, swapping queso with butternut squash queso, and crema with cashew crema. Other dishes will include wild mushroom-stuffed tamales and tacos filled with farro chorizo or avocado tempura.
The all-day restaurant, which has 56 indoor seats and 24 on an outdoor patio, features a bar that will showcase agave spirits, as well as sustainable beer and wine.
Bar Verde's arrival also marks the end of La Cerverceria, the Peruvian restaurant and wine bar. Its owners, Raymond Azzi and Kyle Saliba, are also partners with Kenney in this project and 00 + Co.
Bar Verde is expected to open on Nov. 2.
Meanwhile, you can look at their Instagram-able food on Instagram...