THE RUMORS ARE true. Marquette is getting a wine bar.
It’ll be located at 215 South Front Street, the site of the former Back Room which was closed down a few years ago and has remained vacant ever since.
The really good news is that the wine bar will be operated by the owners of Everyday Wines, Dan and Betsy Rutz, who opened up their wine shop more than four years ago and have found success. Wine-lovers wanted first class, low-priced priced wine sold by a highly knowledgeable staff, and that’s what Everyday Wines has provided.
Now they’ll take those same wines and skills to the new wine bar which remains, as yet, unnamed.
Alas, there’s bad news as well. It won’t open until the first half of next year so we’re gonna have to wait for six to twelve months. Damn, pour me another glass.
The hold-up is construction. The building is being totally renovated, including the retail space and apartments. That takes time.
But here’s what we can expect once it opens up: Two levels of the bar–street level and a lower level, along with an outside patio. Sixty seats, more or less. A generous selection of top quality wines, mostly from smaller wineries from all over the world, along with a tap room (a nod to the beer-drinkers), and some smaller bites for drinkers who have appetites. The food will be cooked on the premises.
Some of the wines will start at $5 a glass.
Sounds like a recipe for success.
Ever since they opened Everyday Wines, the staff had been hearing, “You gotta open a wine bar! You gotta open a wine bar!”
Well, after checking on a a few other sites around town over the last few years, they found their place on Front Street and now they’ll be opening a wine bar.
We just have to wait. Crap.
Pass the bottle over here, would ya?
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