With its line-up of preview dinners set to kick-off tonight (and run through April 26), here's a look inside ChefStable's 8,000-square-foot wine emporium Coopers Hall, which makes things official on April 28. The hybrid wine taproom/urban winery transforms a former auto repair shop in the industrial east side into a sleek industrial seemingly made for events: Guests can park themselves at the long bar or at a banquette that separates the bar/restaurant space from the barrel-stacked production area, and at the bar proper, 44 taps sit ready to pour three dozen wines, including several by Phil Kramer, a co-partner in Coopers and AlexEli Vineyard.
As previously reported, AlexEli Vineyard teams with St. Jack sommelier Joel Gunderson to curate the taplist, while chef Roscoe Roberson serves a rotisserie-heavy menu. More on the food and drink menus later, but first, go take a look inside:
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