Wodonga’s Miss Amelie restaurant, at the former railway station at Junction Place, is set to expand, with the creation of a wine bar early next year.
Owner David Kapay says Little Miss will become an extension of the restaurant in the current foyer.
“We’re thinking 30 to 40 seats, something of a pre-dinner drink option, or an after drink option,” David said.
“Guests might go out into the bar and have a whiskey and some cheese.
“It’s really something to accentuate what we do – an open wood fireplace, beautiful walk in wine-rack, really upmarket – somewhere for ladies to come after work during the week and sit in nice surroundings.
“We’re going to spend a lot of money making it beautiful, with state of the art furniture and styling
“It’s something Wodonga’s never seen before, something I don’t think the Border’s seen before.”
Not one for half-measures, David says the drinks menu will be impressive and well stocked.
“We’ve done a lot of research – we’re talking 40 to 50 thousand dollars worth of alcohol going into it. We don’t do things half-heartedly, but it’s exciting – it really is.”
With his restaurant, Miss Amelie, continuing to prove a hit with Border diners, David believes an upmarket wine bar is the logical next extension.
“We know there are a lot of people who appreciate what we do – our level of service, our level of product – there is a market out there,” he said.
“I believe this is also a window in my career where I can really make an impression in my industry and keep growing, keep building, keep making people happy and create an institution for everyone to fall in love with in Albury Wodonga.”
Little Miss is expected to open in February or March. For updates visit the Miss Amelie Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/missameliewodonga/