Peter Toalson, a member of the Land and Sea Dept. development firm, met with local zoning committee members to lay out plans for the bar he and his partners hope to open in the former Ronny's punk club at 2101 N. California Ave.
The working name of the 3,200-square-foot bar is California Point.
"Concept-wise, we're not going to stray too far from that [Bavarian theme]," Toalson said, though he added that there were still a lot of "unknowns" about the old Ronny's building.
"Until we get in there and pull the walls out, we're going to have to wait and see on these things," he said.
There does not look to be room for a full-service kitchen, he said, so the team is seeking a basic liquor license and will serve food from off-site wholesalers, such as the Girl and the Goat and other meat vendors.
The Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association Zoning and Planning Committee approved of the plans for California Point and will officially recommend that Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) give it the go-ahead.