FARGO – The new event and dining venue, Cellar 624 is the first of its kind for the downtown community.
Ellen Wall is the CEO of Cellar 624, who says countless hours were spent remodeling the space that was once the VIP room into Cellar 624.
“I think they will definitely notice the wine cellar that we have on display with over 800 bottles,” Wall said.
In addition to the wine bottles on display, the venue’s liquor license will bring something new to the city center.
“We have a WVB liquor license which is the first of its kind,” Wall said. “We asked the Fargo Liquor Control Board to create it specifically for our venue space. “
The license allows Cellar 624 to be used at events and for educational purposes.
“An educational class can range from pairing wines with food to tasting different wines from around the world,” Wall said.
But she also says choosing which wines to taste wasn’t the hardest part. The remodel allowed the team to take things one step at a time.
“It was a lot more intense than we expected, just because the building is so old,” Wall said. “We had a lot to take away, it wasn’t necessarily what we put in.”
From architectural drawings to reality, working on the details required a whole team of people.
“Sitting down with the brains behind Maxwell’s and the entrepreneurs that we used throughout the process (…) really helped bring it to life,” Wall said.
She says the goal now is to keep people coming back.
“I want them to have an experience that they remember,” Wall said. “May it create a memory for them. May when they come here they say, ‘Wow, this is something that I would like to do again. It’s something that makes me want to know more about wine. ‘”
The first Cellar 624 wine event is scheduled for the end of January. Classes will cost around $ 35 to $ 45 to attend.