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Custom Wine Shop Coming to Stratford [Updated]

A wine crafting company takes the place of Stationhouse Restaurant on Main Street.

You choose the grapes, they make the wine.

That's how a town official described the new wine crafting company that will soon be moving into the former Stationhouse Restaurant location at 2505 Main St.

Karen Kaiser, the town's special projects coordinator, said the custom wine shop hopes to open in September and will operate similar to a brewery.

Kaiser said the wine will be made on the premises after customers pick out ingredients.

A few weeks ago, Stratford Patch asked readers (original story posted below) what they'd like to see move in to the location across from the train station.

Amazingly, not one person said custom wine shop. So, what do you think of the new business? Will you check it out?

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Published June 21

A popular spot in Stratford for many years, shuttered its doors a little over a year ago.

"Everybody knew it and it was successful for a long time," says Robert Colgan, the manager of the building at Stationhouse Square.

Colgan contacted Stratford Patch this week with the request that we ask our readers what they would like to see move in to the spot on Main Street, across the street from the train station.

There's 2,200-square-feet of space up for grabs, according to Colgan, as well as a caboose that sits next to the building which can serve a number of functions.

So what would you like to see in the former Stationhouse Restaurant location, which is within walking distance of and Stratford Center? Another restaurant or perhaps something retail? Share your ideas below.

George E. Mulligan July 13, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Internet & Libraries compete with Book stores Superstore book stores bury niche locals. Many food places hurt for business due to demographics of elderly resident who eat in, and under/un-employed who don't eat out. Pizza & other places seek the $ 15 sales. Fast foods jacked up value meals. Salads are healthier than soups, which are healthier than most fast food or restaurant items. I'm more guilty than many for eating wrong foods & drinking wrong non alcoholic beverages. But Subway holds the line on pricing & healthy food. Can Movie Theater, Bowling Alley, or indoor soccer compete in 2012? While CABLE TV / others are often junk - netflix or library supplement. Bowled lately. Almost cheaper to go to a Yankee game. Soccer Building on Honey spot roads ext, being sold. Jim Ravis politcal parody was brilliant and belongs on Shakespearean Theater stage. Who are more villianous, today's political actors ... or those ficticious?
Pandora Fulton July 13, 2012 at 04:17 PM
With the passing of House Bill no. 5389 ( http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/FC/2012HB-05389-R000597-FC.htm ) I'm surprised that a marijuana dispensary isn't opening up at this location. Though I bet the prices at the high school will be cheaper. Imagine the taxable gain for the town, and the creation of jobs, and development of land for farming, and the increase in food sales in the center of town.
Patterson Crew August 23, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Too much booze in this town. Next open spot needs an AA.
Cathy August 23, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I would love to see Liquid Lunch come here.
Dolly October 15, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I like this idea!!!

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