A source tells us that Spoke Wine Bar, from the friendly folks at Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Square, is very close to opening; they're waiting on inspections and hope to open very shortly. This is good news for anyone in the area who's tired of beer bars and brown liquor (there's a time and a place for each, of course).
"We are very close to open y'all!" they write on Facebook; a cruise past the site confirms the sentiment. Eater Boston, meanwhile, posts a photo of a porous, sponge-like creation which will be used as a piece of decor. Maybe it's a really funky wine rack? [EB, Facebook]