Wine & Art Walk slated downtown

Warren Main Street, in conjunction with many downtown Warren businesses, will be hosting a Wine & Art Walk slated for Friday, Oct. 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets for the event, sponsored by AVAS, Inc. and Al Lorranger, are $10 per person and $15 per couple and can be purchased at Christie’s Pub, Ring Around A Rosy, Virg-Ann Flower Shop and Vita Bella Italian Cafe.

“Our downtown business partners invite you to an evening of gracious hospitality,” Main Street president Dan Ristau said. “Each business will showcase art, artists or musicians and serve a variety of beverages and snacks.”

Ristau said that he did not think believe such an event has been held previously.

“We would like to have a downtown OctoberFest but it is already being done at the Holiday Inn,” he said. “We hope next year to work to bring it downtown and make it a true OctoberFest.”

The list of participating business is lengthy and includes Struthers Library Theatre, Ring Around A Rosy, Blair Store, LaVogue Beauty Salon, Allegheny Cyclery, Allegheny River Fly Fishing Company, Christie’s Pub, Virg-Ann Flower Shop, Phase Two Clothing, Vita Bella Italian Cafe, Nice Ash Cigar, Rockin Nutrition, Bella Capelli, Rural Op., Inc./Path Stone, Kersey & Associates, PC, Real Living Avista Properties, Watt Office & Design, Author’s Book & Music Stores and CPI Wealth Management.

“The Allegheny Center for the Arts will also be participating at several locations,” said Ristau. “Visit each business and have your ticket validated for entry to win a beautiful gift basket valued at over $300 filled with goodies from each (of the) participating businesses.”

Ristau said that the event is designed, in part, “to increase awareness and business in the downtown area. Open houses are a wonderful way for every business to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for their customers, which in turn makes them feel welcome to return.”