A veteran of Dallas’ cocktail scene is opening a trendy spot on the tippy-top northern fringe of North Texas. Known as Champagne Charlie’s Cocktail Home, it will open in Denison at 120 S. Burnett Ave., the place it can convey effectively made cocktails and that trendiest of drinks, Champagne.
Champagne Charlie’s is from Cody Riggs and Matt Redden, whose objective is to convey some cocktail aptitude to Denison and make it simpler for residents to get pleasure from refined sips in their very own hometown. It’s going to additionally serve meals and possibly some very muted dwell leisure, however solely as a backdrop to foster dialog and repartee.
Riggs says it can open in late fall.
He and Redden are childhood pals who wished to convey one thing particular to the realm: specifically, a spot to get a effectively made, or what Riggs likes to name, a “correct” cocktail.
He has a protracted meals & beverage resume, having labored at Dallas cocktail spots akin to Midnight Rambler on the Joule Dallas, Buffalo & Hare Group (The Mitchell, On Premise, Scarlett Pumpernickle Tavern), Shoals Sound & Service, Sloane’s Nook, Atwater Alley, and Roy G’s.
“I received to the purpose the place I did not wish to work for different individuals, and it looks as if the proper time to deal with our personal factor,” he says.
As their identify hints, they’re going to have a Champagne part, placing them on the map of a serious Champagne pattern throughout Dallas-Fort Value. “Charlie,” in the meantime, is Riggs’ daughter.
“There are a variety of wineries round Denison and so they have wine lined fairly effectively, however we’ll do some Champagne,” he says. “We’re additionally doing mocktails. I’ve seen that folks wish to socialize with out imbibing, and I really feel like a number of mocktails are simply juices with muddled fruit. We’ll be doing one thing extra artistic and substantial than that, utilizing botanical mixers and non-alcoholic spirits.”
They’re going to additionally do a menu of straightforward bites together with charcuterie boards, deviled eggs, flatbreads, and the like.
In addition they scored a candy location. Their bar will reside in a historic constructing subsequent to Heritage Park on Principal Avenue in downtown Denison, which has been nominated for the Nice American Principal Avenue Award a number of instances, and is celebrating its a hundred and fiftieth anniversary.
“Denison has lots within the works, with new corporations, eating places, and wineries transferring in,” Riggs says. “We felt like there is likely to be a requirement for cocktails in the area people.”