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Last updated February 5, 2019

Mary's Vine (Canceled)

A Unique Wine Experience

Mary's Vine (Canceled)

A Unique Wine Experience

$2,473
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 4 2019
Last updated February 5, 2019

About

We are raising money to help us finish our wine lounge and restaurant. Mary's Vine is the collaboration of a family of 5 who are trying to turn a 1903 Croatian church that was abandoned into a place where people can gather with friends and family once again. The building was falling apart and needed some immediate intervention if it was to be saved. We have already attended to the items to make the building habitable again. Now we are focusing on transforming the building to the end goal. Enter the wine lounge and restaurant. Our vision is for Mary's Vine to be an upscale wine lounge that highlights the versatility of wine and appreciation for the different styles and techniques. We will be building out a full kitchen to support the wine through pairings that enhance the taste of the wine and cuisine. We need your help to keep this project moving along to meet our goal of April, 2019 opening.

Drafting Plans and Dining Room Arrangement
Drafting Plans and Dining Room Arrangement
Wine Cellar Design, Curtain Ideas and Front Sign Ideas
Wine Cellar Design, Curtain Ideas and Front Sign Ideas
Painters Scraping Away Layers of Paint and Plaster, Dining Room Paint Samples
Painters Scraping Away Layers of Paint and Plaster, Dining Room Paint Samples

What’s left?

We still need to purchase new windows, kitchen and bar equipment, wine racks, bathroom fixtures, flooring, POS system, finish painting, tables and chairs, glassware, finish electrical, finish plumbing, finish HVAC, outside coverings and patio area, parking lot and landscaping, fencing, signage, railings, to name a few details to complete for opening…

Why There?

 The location of Mary’s Vine has the following advantages: 

  •  Mary’s Vine is conveniently located and visible from the Rankin Bridge, a high traffic area 
  • Close to Kennywood Amusement Park and the Waterfront (large shopping area). 
  •  It is just above Carrie Furnace where concerts and events take place throughout the summer bringing thousands right to our front door.  They will not be able to miss it. 
  •  We will have free valet parking, that will be fenced in and secure.  Making parking easy. 
  •  Building is owned rather than leased. 

Why Us?  

Family owners Wally and Cheryl Stasinowsky, Amber and Daniel Smith, and Jordan Stasinowsky formulated the idea of Mary’s Vine in July of 2017.  At that point in time, Jordan Stasinowsky was the only owner living in Pittsburgh, PA.  The other four were living in California.  The Stasinowsky’s and Smith’s sold two homes and moved across the U.S. to purchase two churches.  The Stasinowsky’s arrived first in November of 2017 and got settled into a church rectory that was being purchased.  Soon following in February of 2018 was Daniel Smith and then in June, Amber arrived.  Jobs had to be left and new one’s obtained.  

The Cru
The Cru

What have we done?  

Upon purchasing the building in February of 2018, we have cleaned out the building, designed, permitted, framed, new wiring and electrical, new plumbing and HVAC, a new roof, and the painting of the upstairs is nearly complete.  Our liquor license process is complete and we will be closing on that in a week.  Nights and weekends of each of the family have been spent tirelessly to get it to its current state. We will continue to work with everything we have to complete this project.  All of our savings and retirements have been invested, and additional financing is being obtained. Needless to say, we are all in.

Interior Front View Before and Current
Interior Front View Before and Current
Back Interior View Before and Current
Back Interior View Before and Current
Wine Cellar Before and Current
Wine Cellar Before and Current
Bathroom Before and Current
Bathroom Before and Current

Why Kickstarter?

We are waiting for the bulk of our funding to close, these funds will allow us to keep moving forward towards opening while waiting.

For more information and to follow our journey, visit our website at www.marysvine.com or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marysvine.  If you have any questions, please contact us through Facebook or our website and we will be happy to answer you.

Incentives!

Wine Picnic Basket
Wine Picnic Basket
Wine Tasting Counter and Label
Wine Tasting Counter and Label
Dr-Fit Polo Shirt, Workout Shirt and 1/4 Zip
Dr-Fit Polo Shirt, Workout Shirt and 1/4 Zip
Crystal Decanter and Crystal Wine Glass
Crystal Decanter and Crystal Wine Glass
Wine Tote, Wine Key and Coaster Set
Wine Tote, Wine Key and Coaster Set
Wine Barrel Head
Wine Barrel Head

Risks and challenges

Like any restaurant, there are going to be challenges. We are helping to mitigate these risks and challenges by working with experts in their fields with regards to design, construction, cooking and wine experts. We have performed market research to find our target audience and how to get them through the doors. We have developed a large following on Facebook and locally as we continue to promote our business prior to opening.

Challenges still to come are getting the windows ordered and installed. Getting all of the equipment, wine racks, cabinets, flooring, drapes, grade and finish the parking lot, tables and chairs, glassware, and all of the hundreds of other items ordered and delivered. To get through all of the inspections and approvals, hire employees, and get all of the inventory to open.

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    Mary's Vine Workout Shirt

    You will receive a Nike Dri-Fit T-shirt with our logo on the front and our phrase "WHY SWEAT IT OUT WHEN I CAN WINE IT OUT" on the back. We will send a survey out at the end of the campaign to obtain your sizing information.
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    Waiters Wine Key "Corkscrew"

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    Etched Crystal Wine Glass

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    Sponsor a wine bottle label! This is similar to the brass name plates you would find on the backs of chairs in a theater. You can put loved ones names, a business name or a favorite saying onto a wine label that will forever remain in the tasting table at the front of Mary's Vine. Each label will contain four (4) spaces. Full label discount available, please see additional pledge reward below. (Look through pictures in the campaign section for example)

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    Etched Crystal Wine Glass Pair (2)

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    Mary's Vine Polo Shirt

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    Sponsor a wine bottle label! This is similar to the brass name plates you would find on the backs of chairs in a theater. You can put loved ones names, a business name or a favorite saying onto a wine label that will forever remain in the tasting table at the front of Mary's Vine. Each label will contain four (4) spaces. Full label discount available, please see additional pledge reward below. Exact wording on the label does not have to be decided before purchasing. The design process will start after kickstarter ends. (Look through pictures in the campaign section for example).

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    Wine Picnic Basket - Local Delivery

    You will receive a Mary's Vine logo'd Wine Bottle Carrying Picnic Basket. This item includes a miniature cheese board, knife and wine key (wine key does not have Mary's Vine logo). Delivery is to the greater Pittsburgh Area. Shipping cost reflects this. (Look through pictures in the campaign section for example)

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    Early Bird Wine Glass Set (4)

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    1/4 Zip Nike Golf Pullover

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    Etched Crystal Wine Decanter

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    Etched Crystal Wine Glass Set (4)

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    Early Bird Wine Label Sponsor - Full

    Sponsor a wine bottle label! This is similar to the brass name plates you would find on the backs of chairs in a theater. You can put loved ones names, a business name or a favorite saying onto a wine label that will forever remain in the tasting table at the front of Mary's Vine. The label contains approximately 8 lines of text. Exact wording on the label does not have to be decided before purchasing. The design process will start after kickstarter ends. (Look through pictures in the campaign section for example).

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    Wine Tasting Experience

    You will receive a personalized "Wine Tasting Experience" in our cellar for up to four (4) people. This will include tasting of three (3) wines (not normally served by the glass) with three (3) entrees (not on our menu) that pair with the wines. This tasting will be orchestrated by our wine director. We will schedule this date with you personally after the end of the campaign. Estimated time commitment: 2 hours.

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    Wine Barrel Head

    You will receive an approximately 6" thick by 23" diameter wine barrel head with the Mary's Vine logo burnt into the wood. This is a heavy item and we apologize for the costly shipping. (Look through pictures in the campaign section for example)

    If total campaign orders for this item are not greater than 5 units, we will refund your payment at the end of the campaign. (This is our minimum order quantity)

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    Wine Tasting Experience for four people

    You will receive a personalized "Wine Tasting Experience" in our cellar for up to four (4) people. This will include tasting of seven (7) wines (not normally served by the glass) with seven (7) entrees (not on our menu) that pair with the wines. This tasting will be orchestrated by our wine director. We will schedule this date with you personally after the end of the campaign. Estimated time commitment is 2.5 hours.

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    Exclusive Tour, Tasting & Dinner Concert

    For this reward, we will close Mary's Vine for the duration of this event. The ideal group size for this event is 10-30 guests. You will receive a private tour, multi-course dinner with wine pairings and live jazz music. The menu will be customized between you and the owners. This is a unique experience where your group will get to spend several hours alone in the building with the owners and the ability to ask questions and see parts of the building that few will. This tasting will be orchestrated by our wine director. Estimated time commitment is 4-5 hours (30 days advanced notice required).

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    Early Bird -Wine Glass - Local Delivery

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    Crystal Wine Glass Pair (2)-Non Local

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Funding period

- (30 days)