A Mexican restaurant and bar is gearing up to open in the former D Bar space in Uptown. A liquor license notice is hanging on the door at 1475 East 17th Street for Dos Santos. The operators listed on the license notice are brothers Jason and Kristopher Wallenta. The two are behind Kondesa, a contemporary Mexican restaurant that opened its doors in December of 2010 in Cozumel, Mexico.
The space was previously occupied by the small but mighty D Bar, a dessert emporium. In March, owners Keegan Gerhart and Lisa Gerhart closed the doors to move their operations into a larger space just up the street at 494 E 19th Avenue. The new D Bar is set to open in November.