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Spring St. Opens With 26 Beers On Tap

By Pamela Rouse
Published: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, at 06:14AM
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The still-in-progress menu at Spring St. has 26 beers on tap.

Opened quietly on Monday evening, Spring St. is a new venture from Michael Leko and Will Shamlian, co-owners a few blocks away at Library Bar and veterans of other L.A. night spots. It's a soft intro as they make final adjustments, but Downtowners can drop in now and enjoy the offerings, served in the space that was previously wine bar 626 Reserve.

Leko is hesitant as he explains, "It's not an official opening... We're still tweaking things like the lighting and the menu." Those options should be finalized by next Monday. "We'll have a deli and charcuterie, meat and cheese plates," he said. "We'll have some really good fresh sandwiches."

What about the beer? "There are 26 taps," Michael confirmed. Drinks are listed on a large black letter board on the right entry wall. The beer is all domestic, mainly micro or craft beers, and come in two sizes -- pints are $5 and "shorties" are $3. Selections may rotate in the future. The wines are those that Leko hand-picked. "They're all good wines that I'm familiar with," he said.

Full liquor will come shortly, once permits are finalized.

So why Spring Street for a location? "I'm originally from Downtown," he explained. "I grew up here. My mom worked at a cafeteria at 6th and Hope." Leko said he lived across the street last year and got a chance to scout things out.

"It's a fantastic location and a fantastic opportunity."

Spring St will be open 365 days a year (including this art walk!) from 5pm to 2am Monday through Friday and noon to 2am on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring St / 626 S. Spring St / Phone and Web Site Coming.

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