Seems like most of the local restaurant news these days covers financial woes or a place simply shutting down. But that's not true of Enotria Cafe and Wine Bar, situated near the corner of Del Paso Blvd. and Arden Way.
Groundbreaking is expected to begin in November for a remodeling and expansion project that will double Enotria's capacity to about 300 customers. Enotria currently has a small building that's set apart from its main restaurant, but plans are for that room to be connected to the main restaurant and serve as a new wine bar and retail shop. The restaurant's patio will also be extended to better accommodate weddings and other large events. Plans call for a private changing rooms to be used by would-be brides.
The restaurant is expected to remain open during the first phase of construction, which will focus on creating the new wine bar. The second phase, to include the restaurant remodel and expansion, will begin once the new wine bar is up and running.
When will Enotria 2.0 be ready for customers?
"That's the million dollar question," says Chad Seaburg, Enotria's wine director. "We would love for the wine bar to be open by Valentine's Day. It'll be a little more posh, a little louder. Hopefully we'll create a lot of buzz around town."