I wanted to start out by saying Happy New Year and take this opportunity to catch you up on some exciting City Winery news. First off, as some of you may already know, our City Winery New York is moving into a new location which we will announce very soon. The final details are being worked out, but our new flagship location will be everything we have ever dreamed of in New York City creating what we believe will be the greatest venue and urban winery in the world. We are taking all that we have learned in our 10 years as City Winery and bringing it together. We are raising the bar on what a 350-seat concert venue can be, complete with spectacular private event spaces, world-class kitchen facilities and urban winemaking. In addition to this, everyone is going to get very excited about the location…it’s incredible!
We are building two new locations this year, a full City Winery location in the heart of Philadelphia and our first rural City Winery in the Hudson Valley, about 75 minutes North of Manhattan. This upstate facility is a 22-acre almost two century old “knitting factory” with buildings we are turning from a 130-year old mill into a winery and event space and outdoor junkyards into vineyards. This hub of our East Coast winemaking will be the perfect place for outdoor weddings, events, and we will be growing our veggies to bring back to the City. The location is also 100% net power neutral as it has a hydro-electric plant and we are adding solar to support all our operations. We continue to strive to reduce our carbon footprint and support our local communities.
Lastly, I wanted to mention that our locations in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta and recent openings in Boston and Washington DC are all doing really well we are so thrilled to have extended our City Winery family welcoming new VinoFiles from all over the country. While growth continues to happen in our future, we can hardly contain our excitement about our NYC move, as it is my home. After 10 years of tremendous learning and understanding both our customers and our performing artists, we can’t wait to provide the ultimate home for both—a cozy state-of-the-art facility to indulge the senses. Stay Tuned…