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Underdog Wine Co. officially opens Union Hill location
Popular local wine purveyor fills the shelves of its second location on the ground floor of new residential building in downtown neighborhood in time for the holidays
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 21, 2016) – Locally-owned and popular Underdog Wine Co. opened in Union Hill Nov. 21. Owners, Ryan and Jenny Sciara, opened their second location in a 970 square-foot space at 2984 Gillham Road on the ground floor of the recently completed Loft Lifestyle McGee lofts. Underdog is also steps from the new McCoy lofts and Campbell platinum living buildings with residents moving in and a limited number of leases still available.
Underdog is known for its unique approach to wine, embracing each wine’s tasting notes, organized by flavor profiles of light bodied, medium bodied and full bodied for whites and reds, with special sections for rosés and sparkling wines. The new location has the same intimate feel and organization as the original location in Crestwood and will be open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Sunday.
As downtown living and development continues to grow, so does the demand for retail and entertainment. The new Underdog serves both and reflects the emerging trend of integrating retail on street level of residential living that is also easily accessible to the surrounding businesses and neighborhoods. The new location serves the more than 1,000 Union Hill residents, as well as the nearby neighborhoods of Longfellow, Hyde Park, Coleman Highlands, Valentine, the Crossroads Arts District and central downtown. Ample dedicated retail parking is available with 150 free garage parking spots in addition to street parking options in the Union Hill community.
Join the Club
The Sciara’s are also bringing their successful monthly wine program to the new location. Members can choose from several wine & spirits club options with a variety of price points and add-on options.
- Good Dog – 2 bottles each month. Be a globe trotter & discover new wines. No rules, just good bottles to drink any day.
- Big Dog – 2 bottles each month. Some to drink now, some to hold. Small production gems. One guarantee…just plain delicious.
- Old Dog – 2 bottles of BIG REDS each month. Because you know what you like – no new tricks!
- Spoiled Dog – 2 bottles of Champagne every other month. Because you never know when you just want to celebrate a random Tuesday.
- Man’s Best Friend – 1 bottle of the hard stuff every other month. You choose: American or Scotch Whisk(e)y
- Bean-to-Bar – 4 micro-batch bean-to-bar chocolate bars each month.
- Bean-to-Bar add-on – add 2 micro-batch bean-to-bar chocolate bars each month to any of our wine & spirits clubs.
6 for 60
For customers that want to try a variety of wines but may not necessarily want to join a monthly club, Underdog offers six wines for $60. The wines change every month – representing virtually every corner of the wine producing world.
Underdog Wine Co.- Union Hill
Underdog Wine Co.’s Crestwood neighbor, Cafe Europa, is also expected to open its second location in the same building at Union Hill in the coming weeks. Union Hill is currently exploring options with multiple concepts for the 1,400 square-foot space available adjacent to Underdog and Cafe Europa and hopes to announce a new tenant in the upcoming months. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood spanning 16 city blocks, nestled between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 29th Street on the north. Nearby attractions and landmarks include Union Station, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Crown Center, performing and visual arts and more. Union Hill is also home to two hotels and 39 local businesses.
About Union Hill
Established in 1857, Union Hill is one of Kansas City’s oldest continuous neighborhoods with more than 1000 residents. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood, spanning 16 city blocks nestled between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 29th Street on the north. Overlooking the downtown skyline, the Union Hill district offers convenient living surrounded by green space, dining, arts, entertainment, fitness and some of Kansas City’s major employers. Union Hill has a more than 30-year history of local ownership and solid development that builds on its 150 years of history. For more information, visit www.unionhill.com or follow the latest at on www.facebook.com/unionhillkc, @UHILLKC on Twitter and Instagram or call 816-777-5900.
About Underdog Wine Co.
We root for the Underdogs. The small production, family owned guys and girls making honest wines. We taste thousands of wines every year and if we don’t like it, we don’t bring it in. We believe in value – whether you want to spend $10 or $200 we will get you the best bottle for your money. Our stock changes regularly as we rotate our favorites in and out. In addition to the more than 400 select wines, we stock a small but well-thought-out selection of artisan spirits, craft beers and bean-to-bar chocolate bars.