Fourth is one of the downtown streets that has a little bit of everything.
Caffe Barista & Deli
sits at the corner of Fourth and Plum. Leftcoast Modern
recently opened a few doors down and Aunt Flora will soon open her bakeshop
on the same street. On the other side of Fourth is the Lombardy Building
, which will soon be home to Marianne Kiely's Everything’s d’Vine
, a specialty wine and beer store.
Kiely began her business venture two and a half years ago in Over-the-Rhine, but felt the business didn't fit in. She fell upon the retail space on Fourth Street and knew it would be a great spot for her business.
Everything’s d’Vine is slated to open at the end of this month. Currently, crews are putting in hardwood flooring, and Kiely has a few things left to complete on her “to-do” list before opening day.
Still, she promises to “keep it simple,” which includes maintaining reasonable prices—bottles of wine will sell for less than $20. The majority of beers will be craft beers, with a few mass-market brews such as Budweiser and Miller.
Kiely wants to offer an individualized experience for every customer, plus a tasting bar and delivery service. She also hopes to team up with local restaurants and offer wine and food pairing events.
Royal Sapphire Tattoo
, a custom tattoo parlor, will also open its doors at the end of October on Fourth Street. A year and a half ago, Rick Potter was getting a tattoo from Chris Sanders when the the two happened upon the idea for Royal Sapphire. Sanders has always wanted his own shop, and Potter wanted to help him get his dream rolling.
The two began looking for locations right away, and they finally decided on the building at 315 W. Fourth Street because of its accessibility. As a destination location, Potter says the tattoo parlor could be in any neighborhood, but they liked the feel of the other businesses on Fourth Street.
The three artists of Royal Sapphire have a combined experience of 35 years. Sanders alone has been tattooing for 21 years, Megan Dietz Staats has been doing custom tattoos for three years and Brett Hoersting has been tattooing for 11 years. Sanders, Dietz Staats and Hoersting have all been working at different shops and look forward to taking their work to Royal Sapphire.
By Caitlin Koenig
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