Underdog Wine Co. announces plans to open a second location in Union Hill

September 14, 2016

Ryan and Jenny Sciara, owners of the unique and highly respected Underdog Wine Co. in Crestwood, officially announce plans to open a second location in November, directly south of the recently announced second location of its Crestwood neighbor, Cafe Europa.

Patrons can expect the Union Hill location to mirror the intimate feel and organization of the original Crestwood location in 970 square feet of street-level retail space on Gillham Road between 29th and 30th Streets, across from the Filling Station, on the ground floor of the recently completed loft lifestyle McGee building. Underdog Wine Co. and Cafe Europa will have ample dedicated retail parking with more than 150 free garage parking spots in addition to street parking options.

Ryan Sciara says they chose Union Hill for their second location because of the long-term local ownership’s commitment to quality and the surrounding density of high median income residents and employees.

Underdog Wine Co.’s second location will continue to feature 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 wine purveyor is continuing its successful and complementary relationship already established with Cafe Europa in the Crestwood Shops for the socially active urban residents.

At the Union Hill Underdog Wine Co., The Sciaras with their team will also create options for corporate events, dinner parties and social activities. The new location will serve the more than 1,000 young professionals, empty nesters, families and socially active residents of Union Hill, as well as the nearby neighborhoods of Longfellow, Hyde Park, Coleman Highlands, Valentine, the Crossroads Arts District and central downtown. Underdog Wine will appeal to the many hospitals, law firms and large employers such as Children’s Mercy, Hallmark and the Federal Reserve.

A 1,400 square foot space is available adjacent to Underdog and Cafe Europa. Union Hill is currently exploring options with multiple concepts 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 young professionals, established mobile mid-career and active empty nesters. 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.

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