Things have been pretty quiet at 525 Fremont Street since the announcement in February that classic cocktail bar Commonwealth would be taking over the former Hollywood Fashion building. That all changed in recent days as work has begun to renovate the space in preparation for a late summer opening, according to the Review Journal.

The latest report includes a couple new details:

  • In addition to the previously mentioned indoor bar and rooftop garden bar, Commonwealth will include a Prohibition-era speakeasy-style room open only to guests with reservations.
  • Plans to serve all drinks in tin cups have changed. The cups will now be pewter. We’re not sure what difference the tin-to-pewter change will make, but we’re hoping pewter doesn’t affect the taste of the drinks like tin likely would.

The article also mentioned that the former Lovo Cigars space at 510 Fremont St. (between Insert Coin(s) and Maharaja Hookah Cafe) will soon be home to Radio City Pizzeria, which will serve PBR draft for 50 cents.

This continues to be an exciting era of development on Fremont Street. Seeing all of these rundown storefronts fill up with new businesses is fantastic—especially when many of the new joints are bars.

For Commonwealth updates, keep an eye on the bar’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed (and, of course, FremontStreetBars.com).


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One Response to Work Begins on Commonwealth

  1. Kenneth Johnson says:

    Looks like a nice spot for locals n out of towners to have a great time

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