The City Wine Merchant anchors the corner of the newly revitalized 700 block of Main Street. Adjoining vacant properties at 727, 731 and 737 Main have also been brought back to life with similar projects designed by A|r and developed by Chris Jacobs at Avalon Development. An interesting mix of office and unique retail shops now collectively engage the community.
An urban commercial loft environment was created in part by exposing the previously concealed timber ceiling joists and red brick walls. Masonry infill was removed and a large window was restored adding valuable natural light and greater visibility to Main Street. Custom millwork was designed to accommodate the more intimate act of wine tasting in the context of a larger space where racks of wine are displayed.