A local wine bar has announced its expansion into Fort Mill.
With an opening date expected in the next month or two, wine enthusiasts will be able to choose from 30 wines by the glass and 300 wines by the bottle at Corkscrew Wine Pub at Kingsley. The restaurant will serve 30 beers on tap and will also have a full liquor license.
Featured food will include sandwiches, french fries, flatbreads and cheese and charcuterie plates.
This will be Corkscrew’s third location. The Birkdale Village location debuted in 2003 and its Uptown location opened in 2016. “Our concept is a simple one: combine a relaxed and warm atmosphere with value-driven wine selections and craft cocktails, friendly and knowledgeable staff, to create an environment where everyone feels like one of our regulars,” general manager Joe Klosek said.
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Comfortable seating — couches and chairs — are the first step toward that cozy vibe. When the weather is nice, an outdoor patio will provide seating — and on weekends, live music and DJ entertainment. “We’re excited about joining the community and bringing an experience which Fort Mill does not currently have in place — a vibe which brings people together, with live music combined with great food and beverage,” owner Tesh Patel said.
“We want to be a unique concept for Charlotte to be proud of: ‘The truly casual wine pub that has great wines and a complimentary menu at great prices for friends to be able to get together frequently without breaking the bank,'” Patel said.
The Fort Mill spot will be between shops and in close proximity to apartments, a Courtyard Marriott hotel and LPL Financial offices.
Corkscrew adds to Kingsley’s fast-growing mixed-use community, joining other tenants including Carolina Ale House, Spice Asian Kitchen, Orange Theory Fitness and Broadcloth Boutique. A separate door has been installed at the pub to comply with South Carolina ABC laws, to allow customers to purchase wine by the bottle.
Beginning in the late 1990s, Fort Mill-based Clear Springs also developed nearby Baxter Village, a mixed-use community with homes, a school, a YMCA and multiple retail shops. The development group also is behind Springfield Town Center, a mixed-use space with anchor tenant Harris Teeter.