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The Must Headed to 4th and Spring

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, August 20, 2010, at 12:25PM
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The owners of The Must posted this notice on the door of their former 5th street space on July 3, hours after they were unexpectedly put out of business.

Co-owner Rachel Thomas hinted two weeks ago that The Must Wine Bar was close to securing a return to the Historic Core.

That was made official today. Thomas emails that the bar just signed a lease for 410 S. Spring, a space in the Old Bank District's Hellman Building. It should take eight to ten months for buildout and permitting, meaning that the bar will be open by summer 2011.

The Must was unexpectedly displaced from its previous home one block away on the night of July 3rd. That removal remains one of the hottest topics of conversation in the Historic Core one and a half months later.

The 410 S. Spring space is adjacent to the El Dorado Lofts, where a restaurant and bars are planned. It is currently occupied by Ball-Nogues Studio, who have a month-to-month lease.

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