Small Business 101
In a difficult economic climate, one new local small business is off to a successful start.
Itâ€™s a wine bar called â€œChocolate and Vines,â€ located on University Avenue in the city.
The menu is simple enough â€“ cheese, coffee, wine, chocolates, and dessert.
Danielle Lewis and Michael Goldberg spent 18 months turning this historic house into a cozy chocolate and wine bar.
Contrary to the idea that small businesses are discouraged in New York State, they say they were welcomed.
“Working with the city was a breeze. They love what we’re trying to do. We’re not here to turn a 100-year old home into an apartment complex and modernize everything. We want to bring back the charm of the home and honor it,” says Michael Goldberg and Danielle Lewis, owners of Chocolate & Vines.