A Tri-City couple have plans to open a cocktail and appetizer restaurant this fall in Kennewick.
Kokos Bartini will be on the first floor of the three-story Cynergy Centre at 4309 W. 27th Place.
The owners, who have asked not to be named until their opening date is closer, signed a three-year lease for the 1,400-square-foot space and applied for a state liquor license.
“They’re already in the process of getting it ready, stacking that space out with tenant improvements,” said Scott Howell, commercial broker with the Kenmore Team.
He said the owners envision Kokos to be a relaxing, fun environment where friends can meet up, play board games or just chill out.
Kokos will serve about 40 different kinds of martinis in a variety of categories, ranging from serene, tropical, sweet, adventurous and spicy.
Its focus will be on crafted, specialty martinis — like candy corn, birthday cake and watermelon — as well as classics like the Manhattan, Blue Eye and Vesper, James Bond’s preferred drink.
Kokos also will serve fresh foods on small plates, like shrimp cocktail and Korean tacos.
No fried foods, beer or wine will be found there.
The owners anticipate an October opening with hours from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Several now defunct restaurants have operated in the building, including The Alley Public House and Brews, Barrel House Café and Wine Bar, Veritas and Cynergy Café.
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