Drake, a Big Lounge/Nightlife Concept, to Open Soon in the Former Orson Space

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The revamped central bar. Photo: via Eater

We finally get an update on Drake (508 4th Street), the replacement for Orson which we broke news of in August. Eater reports that owner Kingston Wu (The Brixton) is glamming up the place with several separate eating and drinking lounges, and keeping the big horshoe bar where it is. He's working with designer Alan Tse, and it sounds like they're aiming for more of a nightlife thing, using the Cosmopolitan in Vegas as inspiration. They're going to be offering a preview of sorts this Friday evening, with a soft-opening to follow. A grand opening, complete with playful, cocktail-friendly food menu (pizzas, pigs in blankets, etc.) will follow after the holidays, in January. [Eater, Earlier]