SIP Wine Room has closed its doors at its east Daviess County location, with plans to soon open downtown. SIP Owner Karen Hobelmann said SIP plans to hold a soft opening for friends and family, before fully opening the wine bar by Oct. 12.
“We quietly closed after Labor Day weekend, and we’ve been working to move everything downtown since,” Hobelmann said.
SIP will be located at 101 Frederica Street in the new Enclave building after being stationed at 3830 KY-54 for the past couple years.
SIP’s first-floor location has already been built and will include an outdoor patio that seats up to 28 people. Hobelmann said she believes SIP will thrive in the downtown area. Working with Gulfstream Commercial Services has made the process much easier than it was the first time around, she said.
“This [construction and building] process has been so much faster and easier than the first time,” Hobelmann said. “We moved into the Gulfstream building, and they’ve been amazing and efficient.”
SIP will continue to serve different wines, beers and bourbons at their new location, but will have an expanded food menu, though they will not operate as a restaurant, Hobelmann said.
“We’re so excited to be [by the river],” she said. “The view is amazing. It’s a perfect location for us.”
SIP will have a view of the Ohio River, but their front entrance faces the Bluegrass Museum, and Hobelmann said she’s excited to be included in the lineup of downtown Owensboro businesses.
“I had the idea three years ago [to relocate downtown] and everyone has been so supportive,” Hobelmann said. “We’re excited to do this for downtown Owensboro.”