While it seems newcomer Apartment A popped up out of nowhere, Taco Spot co-owners Jason C. Vaughan and Lindsey Collier have been toiling on the venture for over two years. The duo, who run the mini Taco Spot at 221 Coming St., had their eye on the neighboring residential address (221 A Coming St.) for an extension of their business with seating and a full bar. Their landlord thought it was a great idea and let them takeover.
The renovation of the space into a commercial establishment didn't take long, but approval for ADA outfits and a liquor license were a little trickier. Apartment A's kitchen serves as an auxiliary kitchen — prep for tamales is done at West Ashley's Taco Spot and the downtown Taco Spot delivers their full menu to Apartment A. Vaughan and Collier studied The Bar at Husk for tips on how to make the separate kitchen and dining area idea work.
The menu is extensive: tacos, nachos, tamales, queso, burritos, and quesadillas. Collier says they wanted to keep the bar menu simple and keep the prices low. Patrons can choose from $3 shooters, $2 PBRs, or a traditional Texas Shiner Bock for $4.