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Sep 24, 2019

“Bar Dalia” Coming to Freckled Moose/Pachanga Space

Neighbors were surprised when The Freckled Moose took over the popular Pachanga Patterson space last year, but sadly it didn’t last long. After a string of private chef events, there (…)

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Neighbors were surprised when The Freckled Moose took over the popular Pachanga Patterson space last year, but sadly it didn’t last long. After a string of private chef events, there is a new plan for the space on 31st Ave—one from Mosaic owner Tom Romano (25-19 24th Ave).

Romano let us know that he’d been working with the broker to close on the space since July, and just got the keys two weeks ago. He’s planning a complete gut remodel—new flooring, bar, bar back, paint, furniture—the whole nine yards. The concept will be “Mexican tapas,” with shareable small plates. But the emphasis won’t be on food: rather, the drinks.

They’ll have a full bar with a wide variety of tequilas and mezcal, and plan to stay open late—until 1:30 a.m. on weeknights and until 2 or 3 a.m. on weekends.

The name comes from Mexico’s national flower, the Dalia (spelled the Spanish way).

He’s taking his time to do everything right before it opens—which he realistically expects to be about January, after the remodel, menu development, staff training, etc.

Logo design examples. Credit to Tom Romano.

Romano’s first restaurant endeavor, Mosaic, has been open for eight years, and he has always been looking for his next project. The aesthetic of Mosaic is very distinct: it’s located on a quiet residential corner, has comfortable seating with couches and plush chairs, more decadent and detailed decor, and the emphasis is on the drink selection (with over 150 craft beers), with light bites as an addition.

Romano wants Bar Dalia to have a similar vibe. Every surface with a unique finish, the bar being the main attraction, but to also serve great food. He originally didn’t want a full kitchen, but when he walked through the space, he had a clear vision for its design. He is looking forward to a street with increased foot traffic as well.

If you want to check out Mosaic in the meantime, they’ve started serving light bites and are developing a light brunch menu for weekends. The space was recently used to film an episode of FBI on CBS – which is airing TONIGHT (they’re having a viewing party at 9 p.m.)!

Credit to Mosaic.

Are you excited for the new plan? Let us know in the comments below!

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