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“Reed & Greenough to Bring Fancy Cocktails to the Marina in August”

You may recall that Tortilla Heights owner Paul Owens took over the shuttered Gravity Room space (3251 Scott Street) late last year, and later held a contest to name the new bar he’s opening there. The project, which he’s described as an “old gentlemen’s club” with a high-end cocktail menu, now has yet a new name, Reed & Greenough, which Owens decided to go with after stripping the outside of the building revealed this very name on the vintage wood paneling underneath. As Eater reports, the name belonged to a nearby distillery, and the wood was allegedly looted from that distillery to rebuild 3251 Scott Street, maybe after the 1906 quake.

(We question the provenance a little, since Owens claims this was a vodka and gin distillery, and we’re pretty sure no one was drinking vodka around here in 1906, but we digress.)

Reed & Greenough is set to open August 22, and will boast “the fastest beer in town” with ten of these high-powered taps that fill a glass in two seconds. Also, there’ll be wine on tap, and ten cocktails, including five classics and five signatures using fresh ingredients, focused around gin and vodka.