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Another loss for Ballantyne

One spot in the Cafe.
One spot in the Cafe. D’VINE WINE CAFE

D’Vine Wine Cafe principal owner Terry Miller announced Friday the place will close at the end of June. That news comes shortly after Global, also in Ballantyne, announced it’s moving to Pineville (eight minutes away, but not in Ballantyne).

Miller said he had no plans to relocate at present, and noted most of his small staff has been there for four to five years. “This has been like a death in the family.”

D’Vine opened more than six years ago, and Miller said he’d tried many ideas and approaches in the course of the restaurant’s run.

The full menu will be served through June 27, and the last night of service will be June 30.

Between now and then, several events will go on as planned: Each Thursday night will offer half-price bottles of wine.

June 13: “Summertime Super Taste” of more than 35 wines 2-5 p.m.

June 17: Summer Solstice Dance Night with live music.

June 18: Sixth annual Italian Feast, for $49.99 (reservations: 704-369-5050). Tuscany, Piemonte and Veneto regions will be featured, and each food course will be accompanied by two wines from each reagion. Among them: Truffle and black garlic gnudi (think gnocchi, dumplings) with Chicco Barbara Granera Alta and Ada Nada Barbaresco; wild boar Bolognese and pappardelle, with Ormanni Chianti Classico and Basciano I Pini Super Tuscan; and more.

D’Vine Wine Cafe; Ballantyne Village, 14815 Ballantyne Village Way.