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Sergio's owners open new venue in Geneva, 1910 Bar on 2nd floor

New business to feature Mexican-Japanese fusion, whiskey craft cocktails

A ribbon cutting was held June 2 for 1910 Bar on the second floor of Sergio's Cantina, 30 W. State St., Geneva. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns [left], Christian De Los Santos, son of the owners, Sergio and Lindsey De Los Santos, owners of the venue, and Jean Gaines, president of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, gathered to celebrate the new business. The new venue is a separate business featuring a modern industrial atmosphere. craft cocktails and fusion foods, including Japanese-Mexican and American-Mexican offerings.
A ribbon cutting was held June 2 for 1910 Bar on the second floor of Sergio's Cantina, 30 W. State St., Geneva. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns [left], Christian De Los Santos, son of the owners, Sergio and Lindsey De Los Santos, owners of the venue, and Jean Gaines, president of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, gathered to celebrate the new business. The new venue is a separate business featuring a modern industrial atmosphere. craft cocktails and fusion foods, including Japanese-Mexican and American-Mexican offerings.

GENEVA – After nine months of construction, the owners of Sergio’s Cantina, 30 W. State St., Geneva, opened a new venue, 1910 Bar, on the second floor.

Co-owner Lindsey De Los Santos said she and her husband, Sergio, had been planning the second business for about five years, but construction started about nine months ago.

“It’s a new bar that is a completely different business than Sergio’s Cantina,” Lindsey De Los Santos said. “It’s more of a modern industrial atmosphere. And we’re offering whiskey craft cocktails, martinis, craft beer and also we will have food, some Mexican fusion. … We combined some Japanese ingredients with Mexican ingredients.”

One example of the culinary fusion of the two cultures is poke nachos, she said.

Poke, which is pronounced “po-kay,” is diced, marinated tuna salad, according to the Food and Wine website, www.foodandwine.com.

“After a trip to Hawaii, it gave us the idea because we were eating poke all the time,” De Los Santos said. “Also we are mixing Mexican with American food with brisket tacos and chorizo beef burgers.”

The new venue is 2,000 square feet and has an outdoor lounge seating area, she said.

To create the new space, they had to gut the upstairs and completely remodel it, De Los Santos said, adding a deck for the new bar.

“A lot of what took so much time was we had to update the building and bring it up to code – the electrical, and had a new water line cut across Route 38,” De Los Santos said.

The new venue’s name, 1910 Bar, comes from the history of that location, which was built in 1907 and had a bar installed in 1910, she said.

“It’s also the year of the Mexican Revolution,” she said.

The 1910 Bar will have a separate entrance and will feature DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday Funday when the DJs will be playing outside on the new deck during the day from noon to 5 p.m., De Los Santos said.

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