Total Wine & More opened the doors this morning at our brand new store in Kendall, Miami. To celebrate the occasion, we invited our team members, executives from our corporate office, vendors and media to a launch party last night.
Smooth jazz played while several hundred guests sipped on fine wines, select spirits and enjoyed the Brewery District, a new concept designed by Total Wine to highlight a special beer area of our stores to give our customers an unforgettable beer experience. Ceviche, meatballs, cheese, fruit and several hors d’oeuvre were offered to balance the tastings.
Store Manager Ty Ball, along with Assistant Manager Janell Grigsby and South Florida District Manager Brett Pulisic, greeted guests as they entered and chatted about the new store. All of the staff was extremely helpful, courteous and ready to answer questions. Though this was not a selling event, some guests just could not wait to make their purchases until the official opening at 9 am this morning. And we were ready!
Vendors including Rich Nowak from Brooklyn Brewery, Peter Schnebly from Schnebly Winery and Brewery and Robbie Toombs from Gold Coast Distributors were also there to offer support for our new store.
After guests were given the opportunity to try Caymus Vineyards’ exquisite 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (among several other excellent wines), a few awesome Patron tequilas, Leblon Cachaca in Caipirinhas, and Goose Island and Back Forty beers, a toast was in order. Hundreds of champagne flutes were filled and guests congregated over by where the band played.
EVP of Operations Mark Powell thanked everyone for coming and recognized all of the hard work that went in to getting the store ready for the launch. He introduced the store leadership and talked about the grand opening tonight. Then a toast to the success of the new store.
We’d like to invite you to our Grand Opening Extravaganza tonight (May 23rd) from 6-8 pm. We will be featuring tastings with the Wagner Family of Caymus Vineyards and having live music, giveaways and an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Total Wine will also recognize Read2Succeed as our local partner and make a substantial contribution to the organization during the event.
Total Wine & More
The Palms at Town & Country
(just east of the Florida Turnpike on SW 88th St. (Kendall Dr.))
11960 Mills Drive
Miami, FL 33183
Tip: The store is located beyond the traffic circle and past the Valet parking lot on the right side of Mills drive (Google shows the location too close to the main road).
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-10pm; Fri-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm
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