so was checking out the shopping cart xmas tree last night on Main in Santa Monica, and we were surprised by a sign for "Salute Wine Bar" in a big space that I believe was a Swedish place at some point. looks entirely finished, but it was totally dark and a sign says something about waiting for approval from the city. I looked it up online and found out it will be a wine and "piattini" bar.
1. anyone know when they'll be open?
2. what's a piattini?