Pearl Street Wine Market & Café sets opening date – cleveland.com

Karen Small, left, and Jill Davis will run Pearl Street Wine Market & Cafe. (Courtesy of Karin McKenna)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Pearl Street Wine Market & Café – owned by restaurateurs Karen Small and Jill Davis – is set to open noon Friday, Nov. 18.
The restaurant, located in Small’s former Flying Fig location, will feature a wine shop, wine club and casual eatery with renovated 40-person capacity bar space.
The wine list will focus on low-intervention and biodynamic producers, with some local beer, ciders and classic cocktails offered as well.
Menu items will include sharing plates of seasonal vegetables, housemade and local breads, charcuterie as well as salads, pasta, craft sandwiches and featured entrées for lunch and dinner.
The market also will stock grab-and-go foods.
The business partners are launching the Pearl Street Wine Club with varied monthly benefit levels – $60, $80 and $135. Tasting notes, pairings and recommendations on wines with similar characteristics will be included with each monthly selection. Perks include bottle pick-up parties, savings on wine-dinner tickets and corkage fees and more.
Both know the Cleveland culinary market. Davis owns Toast wine bar and bistro in the city’s Gordon Square neighborhood. Small ran Flying Fig for 24 years and now operates Juneberry Table, a breakfast and lunch café in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
Ohio City is undergoing a renaissance of sorts, with Intro Cleveland located across the West Side Market. That Harbor Bay Hospitality concept incudes the recently opened Jaja, Pioneer sports bar and Edda for coffee. Also, Bright Side – across Market Garden Brewery – opened in June. It is in the former Bier Markt-Bar Cento space.
Pearl Street Wine Market & Café is at 2523 Market Ave., Cleveland, across from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m.
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