That “works in progress” vibe, says Lomba, is the idea. Or at least part of the idea. Or one of the ideas.
“What we were trying to do,” he said during an afternoon interview at the bar, “was create a place where conversation begins.”
The typing station is part of that, and so are the large tables where multiple parties are seated together. Lomba likens it to a dinner party where you might arrive knowing a couple of people, but leave having met a few more.
“We want it be a place that when you’re here, you know you’re here,” he said. And while it’s not a music venue, some creative “programming” is likely.