With the neighborhood’s first brewery already within the works, Church Hill is ready to get one other boozy new addition.
Second Bottle Wine and Snack Store is eyeing early March for its opening day at 324 N. twenty seventh St.
The 1,200-square-foot store will promote bottles beginning at $12, and in addition supply meals objects like tinned fish, chocolate bars and shortbread amongst different snacks eaten as a part of a wine-drinking expertise.
“We will probably be a store for wine drinkers in any respect ranges. Second Bottle is planning to spotlight wines which were farmed responsibly with restricted intervention. However above all, they’ll be scrumptious,” retailer proprietor Erin Keene stated.
Although primarily centered on a retail expertise, Keene hopes to include wine tastings sooner or later to offer the house a neighborhood really feel, although she’s nonetheless engaged on what which may appear to be throughout a pandemic. The store additionally plans to supply in-store choose up orders, and Keene stated she’s engaged on native supply by way of supply service Quickness RVA.
Keene lately moved to Richmond after 10 years in New York Metropolis, the place she labored in eating places. She misplaced her job as a result of pandemic, and determined to take the leap on a wine store of her personal.
“The wine store has at all times been a dream of mine. I had deliberate to do it later in life however then every thing occurred,” she stated.
The store’s identify is a reference to that signal of a great night time out: wine bottle quantity two.
“It’s the bottle that you simply put aside to take pleasure in with the principle course of a meal when issues actually begin to get critical or much less so,” Keene stated. “But additionally, Second Bottle is supposed to characterize the sensation that accompanies the second bottle of the night time. The choice to go on. The concord of excellent wine and good meals and good firm is what it’s all about for me.”
Additionally coming quickly to Church Hill, Trapezium Brewing Co. has its eye on a derivative location on the former Richmond Affiliation of Masonic Lodges constructing.