Frankly Wines Wants Your Help To Open A New Wine Bar In The Neighborhood
Frankly Wines (66 West Broadway) wants to bring a new wine bar to Lower Manhattan this summer, and it’s asking for your help.
The compact but well-stocked wine shop is raising money on Kickstarter to open a new wine bar on the corner of Warren Street and West Broadway — in the former Vin Sur Vingt space — according to the Tribeca Citizen. The Kickstarter has raised more than $28,000 already and is hoping to raise $40,000, with just four days to go. The idea to open the bar came from the shop’s customers.
“We’ve watched a lot of places in the neighborhood close and one of those places was a small wine bar that was two doors down, and they closed right at the beginning of the pandemic,” Frankly Wines owner Liz Nicholson says in the Kickstarter video. “By five months into the pandemic, we had customers suggesting we should take over the wine bar. Which sounded crazy at first, but it planted a seed.”
The bar will be named Della’s, in honor of Nicholson’s Italian grandmother. Kickstarter rewards include a fully-loaded tote bag full of wine and picnic fixings, dinner for a group and — if you kick in a big chunk of money — your own dedicated barstool at the new bar.
Stevenson hopes to open the bar by July 1 at the earliest. You can donate what you can to the Kickstarter here.