Recently, the writer of a popular downtown Knoxville news blog with owner Thomas Boyd for an update.
A short clip is below, and you can read the entire article here.
“The Old City Wine Bar will feature a rustic/industrial aesthetic reflective of the industrial building in which it will be housed. Reclaimed metal from throughout the building will be utilized as will re-claimed wood from there and elsewhere in the Old City. The old tables from Patrick Sullivan’s (sans booths) will make an appearance in the new business. In a departure from most dining and drinking establishments in Knoxville, he has no plans to include televisions on the wall.
Over fifty wine choices will be offered by the glass and one-hundred-fifty will be available by the bottle. Food offered will focus on small plates and items such as charcuterie plates. He’s open to coordinating with the kitchen in Boyd’s to bring a wider variety of food to customers if they like. He’s also considering providing small bites with each drink simply to complement the beverages.
The street-level space will have room for about forty-five seats, but tall, standing tables and drink rails along the walls will add to the capacity. Interestingly, the space below the street will also be utilized. In addition to serving as a wine cellar, it will double as a small event space for twenty to thirty people. He is formalizing plans for wine classes in the space and already has sommeliers lined up.”