Contact: Kristin Palm
Date: August 11, 2017
Phone: (313) 483-1326
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique grand opening celebration Aug. 17-19
West Village wine shop will feature full weekend of events
Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique, an upscale wine bar, celebrates its grand opening in Detroit’s West Village with a full weekend of events August 17-19. Brix is located at 7968 Kercheval Ave. and offers a wide selection of wine and charcuterie. Housed in a historical bank building, the 1,100-square-foot restaurant is an intimate space including a private lounge area inside the former bank vault. Brix will also offer retail in the near future.
While working in the marketing industry in New York, co-owner Mikiah Westbrooks knew she ultimately wanted to open a wine bar in her hometown. She received support from various Detroit organizations, including TechTown Detroit’s SWOT City program, a business support program for small businesses in Detroit neighborhoods. SWOT City has supported more than 40 new and existing businesses in the East Jefferson Corridor since 2014, including Rose’s Fine Foods, Sister Pie, Live Cycle Delight, Detroit Body Garage, Detroit Denim and Red Bag Boutique. Motor City Match awarded Brix $32,000 in April 2016, and Westbrooks has also received support from Rebrand Cities and the Michigan Women’s Foundation.
“I am so grateful to Motor City Match, TechTown Detroit, Rebrand Cities and the Michigan Women’s Foundation. Their continued support and commitment to small businesses in Detroit is part of the reason Brix is a reality,” says Westbrooks.
Thursday August 17, 2-4pm: Private reception representatives from Motor City Match, TechTown Detroit, Michigan Women’s Foundation and Councilwoman Mary Sheffield. Mayor Duggan is also expected to attend.
Thursday, August 17 4pm–1am: Guests will enjoy a free wine tasting with Joseph Carr wines along with a limited charcuterie menu.
Friday, August 18 4pm–1am: Guests will be treated to an Italian wine tasting. We will have a limited Charcuterie menu.
Saturday, August 19 4pm–1am: Guests will be enjoy a free rosé tasting sponsored by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.
Regular boutique hours are 4pm–1am, Thursday – Saturday. Hours of operation will be extended in the near future and Brix will roll out a retail wine program this fall.
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