There is no place like home. However, local wine lovers seem to have cozied up to a very close second in a narrow courtyard downtown.
In their quest to bring patrons their favorite wines and craft beers in a comfortable setting, the owners of one local wine bar created a cozy home away from home at Maggie's Attic.
"Maggie's provides the opportunity for people of like mind or palates to meet up, share some great wine and beer, go on to have a great evening out and make long lasting friendships," said Jerome Brouhard, manager and sommelier of Maggie's Attic.
Terry Abbott and Stephanie Eberhart, along with their adult children including Brouhard, opened Maggie's Attic twelve years ago, and soon earned a loyal following. According to Brouhard, customers keep returning due to Maggie's consistency, wine selection and friendly atmosphere.
Maggie's also offers that tasting opportunity," said Brouhard. "If you don't know what you want, try it before you buy it. We can't do that with all wines or beers but those by the glass and by draft are certainly fair game."
The wine bar is also known for its popular wine and beer clubs, plus the twice monthly wine tastings that feature 25 different wines. Tasters stroll downtown to seven or eight downtown shops to taste the wines and receive promotional pricing during the event.
Over the years, as Maggie's following grew so did their need for more space. In October 2014, the wine bar expanded their bar and retail business to almost double in size. The larger space also allows them to accommodate more wine-related accessories, gifts and complimentary gourmet foods.
The wine bar sells a selection of wines by the glass with prices ranging from $5 to $30 , and bottles ranging from $8-$300
Maggies is located at 237 W. 4th Avenue and is open from 11am - 11pm Tuesday through Saturday, 11am - 8pm Monday and Sunday.