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Cellar 422 gets a fresh start

One local wine shop in downtown Lafayette is starting fresh with a new building and name.

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 9:14 PM
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 1:00 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—It's a fresh start for a local wine bar in Lafayette.

"It's been a long time coming,” said Co-owner, of The Cellar Wine Bistro, Michelle Wise.

What used to be Cellar 422 located at 422 Main St. in downtown Lafayette. Has now moved to 1001 Main St. Ironically enough, the building they have acquired now was an old wine and cheese shop that Wise had gone to many times.

"We had growing pains almost immediately and so we've been looking and looking, for another spot,” said Co-owner Marla Milner.

The old dining area was 650 sqft. This new space sits at 1200 sqft. Milner said this fixes a big problem they had before.

"We had a lot of people that just couldn't get in because we would be full and it just didn't take that many people, like 35 people and we were full,” said Milner. “And big parties were really hard to accommodate there."

With the new move came a new name and the wine bar is now called The Cellar Wine Bistro.

"We were still getting asked do you serve food? We were still getting asked that,” said Milner. “After 4 years. So we decided, let’s just put it in our name."

Their menu has also evolved. Customers can now enjoy a few healthier options. Wise said she's happy about the changes.

"You can come in here and eat very healthy," said Wise. "We have a lot of vegan options, we have a lot of vegetarian options, we have gluten-free options."

Wise said the new move is exciting. She hopes customers will take away more than just a great wine experience.

"Our servers are very knowledgeable,” said Wise. “Marla and I are very knowledgeable. So we want people to not be afraid to ask questions and to learn."

The two ladies have been running The Cellar Wine Bistro for four years now. Both of them grew up in the Rossville area.

In addition to moving locations, the wine bar now operates under new hours. Those are listed below:

Tuesday-Friday: 5PM-11PM
Saturday-3PM-11PM

Don’t fret those aren’t the only hours of operation. The wine shop will also have a Sunday brunch on the first and third Sunday of every month from 10AM-2PM. 

You can also learn more about The Cellar Wine Bistro by clicking on the name anywhere you see in the article or by clicking here.

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