Come to the New Martin Wine Cellar Grand Opening

by Micah Haley on January 29, 2015

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I’ll be celebrating the opening of Martin’s Wine Cellar at it’s original location tonight: 3827 Baronne Street at the corner of Peniston and Baronne. Come join me.

The press release is below…

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Celebrating the return to the original Martin’s location. 3827 Baronne Street at the corner of Peniston and Baronne.

Martin Wine Cellar along with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City and State officials celebrate the grand opening of the Baronne Street store at 3827 Baronne Street. The opening of the new, one-story, 14,000 square foot store marks the homecoming of the original Martin’s location. On Friday, January 30th at 1:00 PM, Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Council Member Latoya Cantrell; Earl Randall, Senior CPD Specialist at US Department of Housing & Urban Development; and Pat Forbes, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development will join President and Owner, Cedric Martin, in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this return.

On Thursday, January 29th, join us at the Baronne Street location from 5 PM to 8 PM for the grand opening celebration with live music, raffles, giveaways, and, of course, wine and hors d’oeuvres. In honor of the opening, Martin Wine Cellar invites you to enjoy complimentary wine tastings and great prices on spirits and wine all week long! Martin’s renowned deli menu items will be 25% off at the Metairie and Baronne Street locations, including wines by the glass, salads, sandwiches, and chef-inspired menu items during lunch and dinner through Sunday, February 1st.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Mayor:
“Martin Wine Cellar is a family-owned business that has been part of the New Orleans community since 1946, and I congratulate and thank them for growing their business and continuing to create jobs and opportunities for New Orleanians. Martin Wine Cellar is continuing proof that the people of New Orleans are building our city back better than ever before.”

Cedric Martin, President & Owner of Martin Wine Cellar:
“With the re-opening of the Baronne Street store, we have had the opportunity to reestablish the tradition my father started in 1946. As a thank you for all of the support while rebuilding, we invite our neighbors and customers come celebrate with us. I look forward to seeing everyone at Martin’s Uptown.”

David Gladden, CEO of Martin Wine Cellar:
“Having the new Martin Wine Cellar open on the original Baronne Street site is a dream come true.  Mac Ball (architect) and I like to stand in the new store and simply enjoy being there- overjoyed that the project is finished!  It has taken too long and it was a huge task but now it is done and we are very excited and happy.  Our friends and customers have been very loyal and patient, waiting for us to rebuild.  Now, I hope they will enjoy the food and fun for years to come!”

Pat Forbes, Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development:
“Martin’s unwavering determination to restore their original Baronne Street location shows not only their dedication to their company history, but to the history and economic vitality of New Orleans. The state invested disaster recovery funds in this project because we knew that creating these jobs and restoring this slice of the city’s culture would provide a very real contribution to the city’s ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina.”

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About the Baronne Street Store

The new, one-story, 14,000 square foot store at 3827 Baronne Street is packed with wine, spirits, beer, cheese, gourmet foods and more. The 120 seat Bistro/Deli offers lunch, dinner, happy hour, Sunday brunch, entrees-to-go and catering. Two separate parking lots accommodate 60 vehicles.

The building was designed by Waggonner & Ball Architects and constructed by F.H. Myers Construction. The project was partially funded by Whitney Bank and the Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit with federal Community Development Block Grant funds provided to the state by HUD to recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

About Martin Wine Cellar

Martin Wine Cellar is a family-owned and operated local retail business that provides an extensive collection of American and imported wines, spirits and beer along with a full-service Bistro/Deli, catering, cheese, gourmet food, gift baskets and wine merchandise. Martin’s, as it is commonly referred to, was founded by David Young Martin, Jr. in 1946, and now has four retail stores under his son and current president, Cedric Martin.