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Connolly’s Wine Merchants has announced plans to expand the business with the introduction of 'Arch 13'.


Family owned and run business Connolly’s has a heritage that extends back to the 19th century, and they have decided that now is the time expand.

Connolly’s Wine Merchants has been a family-run business since 1976 that sells a wide range of products, offers expert knowledge about all things wine related, and hosts tasting events.

They boast two wine shops, located on Livery Street in the Jewellery Quarter and on Warwick Road in Solihull, and the family have been shipping wine into Birmingham since 1906.

With wines from all over the world, an extensive selection of spirits, and luxury cuvee Champagne on the shelves, Connolly's is the one-stop destination for everyone who appreciates a tipple or two.

From Selling to Serving

As pros at carefully selecting and shipping wines to Birmingham, the next step for the business was making the jump from selling wine to serving wine.

Alongside doing what they do best, the brains behind Connolly's have decided to open a wine bar in their Jewllery Quarter shop, where wine enthusiasts can come to taste, relax, and enjoy.

The new wine bar, ‘Arch 13 at Connolly’s’ will take residence at the front of Connolly’s’ existing address on Livery Street, where it will continue to retail its extensive range of wine, spirits and beers.

We can also expect some food to be served, though what exactly will be menu remains a surprise.

The Brains Behind the Bar

Abigail Connolly, daughter of Chris Connolly, who has run the business since 1980, will spearhead the launch of ‘Arch 13’. She said:

“Arch 13 will offer a relaxed and informal atmosphere to enjoy wine and well-paired food.

This marks a new chapter in the history of our family business and we’re looking forward to welcoming our customers to our first licensed space.”

Arch 13 is due to open in May 2018 and we can't wait to check it out.

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Posted by Niamh Carpenter