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Sip Wine Bar Opening Tuesday, May 22 at Heritage Station
SIP Wine Bar will offer a wide variety of wines by the glass and bottle, as well as wine samples and wine flights. In addition to wine, SIP Wine Bar will offer a wide selection of microbrews and light appetizers that pair perfectly with wine. Owners Nicole Perrone and Josh Dorsey also plan to offer food pairings, wine classes, and host private events at SIP Wine Bar. Ms. Perrone is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Marshall University. Mr. Dorsey is Chief Operating Officer at University Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
Ms. Perrone and Mr. Dorsey hope to create a place where Tri-State residents can relax, enjoy a bit of the “big city”, and explore different places and cultures, all from right here in Huntington. "We wanted to create a place where people can explore wines from around the world in a relaxed contemporary setting," said Mr. Dorsey. When Ms. Perrone thinks about the wine bar, she recalls her time in New York City and wants to bring some of her experiences to Huntington. "I worked for several years in a wine bar in New York City. During that time, I participated in industry training, tastings and excursions. I'm looking forward to sharing those experiences with our friends in Huntington. For example, instead of committing to one glass of wine, you could sample 3 for the same price. It's a fun evening with friends and a great way to discover new things that you like," Perrone said.
SIP Wine Bar joins several other locally owned small businesses at Huntington’s revitalized Heritage Station: Finds and Designs, a mid-century gallery and vintage clothing store; River and Rail Bakery, an artisan bakery and coffee shop; craft beer and cheese store, Bottle & Wedge; Watercolor Dreams Gallery, a watercolor art studio sharing space with Peake Office Solutions, the Tri-State’s local Xerox Agency; Jameson Cigars, a locally owned cigar store; Morrison Studios a studio and gallery specializing in custom, local, and statewide photography and videography; Esscential Gifts, a studio featuring handmade jewelry and candles; Uncommon Ground, offering handcrafted, inspiring, and uncommon goods for the home and garden; Heritage Arts Station/A MiAppa Artisan Place, which offers locally made artisanal products and services to artisans; All About You Hair & Nail Salon; Sadler & Smith furniture studio and Event Solutions; and The Red Caboose, a gift shop and gallery featuring the works of many local artists and artisans.
Kevin Brady, Director of the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District said, “The response we’ve had so far has been tremendous. Every day we’re asked when Sip will open. People are really excited to have yet aspect of a cosmopolitan lifestyle right here in Huntington.” The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District announced the redevelopment plan in the summer 2010. The plan calls for Heritage Station to ultimately become an artisan retail center where local residents and guests can shop locally-owned shops, galleries and boutiques and be entertained by local artists and performers.