Meet the Proprietor of 33rd St. Wine Bar
The Journey to 33rd St…from One Stage to the Next!
Candace started long ago in the hospitality industry while in college studying theatre. Later it became apparent that she spent more time in the theatre of life than on stage within the theatre. Her passion took her from upstate New York to Los Angeles, CA. This chapter entailed lots of bartending while reading scripts and script writing. It became very apparent after several years that a bar was her stage with exciting new audiences every day with designer beverages. Hence, the set was always changing.
Another stage she acted upon was Scottsdale Plaza Resort where she was Director of Restaurants and Executive Assistant Manager of a 400 room, 5 restaurant hotel, for just under a decade. With many visits to California vineyards and as far away as Australia…still the theatre of life was calling!
With her many years of entertaining wine lovers, it became apparent that wine school was another chapter or set design. So…United States Sommelier Association, in Miami offered a stepping stone to …another scene!
Now what to do with this knowledge? Wine sales seemed natural, where one can sip casually with clients and introduce wines at public events. However…Candace needed a real stage to play out the next sequel. This is where 33rd street comes in. The vision of a “Mini Las Olas” with restaurants…bars…art galleries and eclectic shoppes lining the street. Five years ago that was just a vision and a gamble, since the economy looked bleak. Actually it was the perfect time to get into business. One of Candace’s wine clients just happened to have a cozy wine bar on 33rd for sale. The deal was made between friends Kala and Candace, just 6 years ago.
Candace has created a warm, convivial atmosphere for people to enjoy all types of art, music and of course, her first love…Wine.