Stock In Trade, a New Tavern, Readying for February Opening

The lanterns outside the old La Barca, which lived here for 49 years.

Over in the Marina, the new venture in the former La Barca space (2036 Lombard), Stock In Trade, is coming together and ready to open "in a few weeks" according to the team. There are still inspections, etcetera, but the build-out for the tavern is essentially complete. The team behind it, as discussed last year, includes Tod Alsman and Chris Fogarty (both of R Bar), Cass Fegan and Vance Bernard, the son of longtime La Barca owner Jimmy Bernard, with former Wood Tavern chef Maximilian diMare heading up the kitchen. Early promo copy calls it "a tavern girls will love," and we're hoping for some photos shortly. Stay tuned. [Earlier]