Thru The Grapevine: Details emerging on new Boston music venue City Winery

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As the Boston music scene focuses its attention on Friday’s arrival of Cambridge rock club Sonia, another new stage in town is not far off from its own grand opening.

City Winery, the combination music venue, restaurant, and wine bar that already has successful operations in New York, Chicago, Nashville, and elsewhere, is eyeing a summertime opening for its space at One Canal Street in the Bulfinch Triangle Historic District just outside North Station. A rep for City Winery tells Vanyaland there is no set opening date, but the venue should be operational “later in the summer — July, maybe even August.”

Last week, Universal Hub reported the Boston Licensing Board approved City Winery’s liquor license, which it bought from the closed Mass Ave Tavern at 94 Massachusetts Ave. in the Back Bay. Universal Hub has some interesting details about Boston’s City Winery: “The wine bar will actually have two dining rooms — a 300-seat area that will require reservations for watching the night’s performer and a 280-seat room where anybody can show up to eat, just not to see the show.”


City Winery Featured On MSNBC “Your Business”


On June 4th City Winery founder and CEO Michael Dorf was featured on MSNBC‘s Your Business.  He discusses the origins of his unique business model, how the company was forced to adapt in the midst of an economic crisis, and his bright vision for the future. Watch the full segment below!

June 4, 2017: This $50 million dining business started as an urban winery with innovations like wine on tap. Now City Winery has a state of the art live music venue and hosts private events. Founder, Michael Dorf balanced multiple revenue streams and duplicated his business in five cities.