When we closed the doors to Green Russell on January 1st, 2023, staff took exactly one day to mourn. On January 2nd, we convened at the former Lou’s Food Bar space armed with acrylic paint and wallpaper and a really good Italian disco playlist. Crouching over various projects with sawdust in our hair and paint under our nails, we listened to the low thrumming of voices and laughter next door at Vesper Lounge, full to the brim of drinkers utterly unaware that just beyond the antique shutter doors, something new and lovely was coming to life. This is Salita. Coffee by day, cocktails by night. Happy, glam, full of love. You’re in good hands.