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Legacy Wine Bar: A New Gem in Downtown Rochester

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Ebony Smart's labor of love brings a new wine bar.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A local bar and restaurant opened it doors Wednesday, representing what owners call “an emancipation from multiple years of hard work and dedication. Owner Ebony Smart raises a glass at her newly opened Legacy Wine Bar in downtown Rochester Wednesday, July 3, 2024. It was a two-year labor of love for the owner to renovate the narrow but deep space, which holds as many as 80 people.

Ebony Smart, a woman of color and first-time business owner, opened a new wine bar and restaurant, Legacy, on State Street in Rochester. Ebony and Robert Smart say it's been a journey getting to the point where they could open the Legacy Wine Bar. They originally set out to create an inviting space where friends and strangers alike could gather and enjoy a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere.

Legacy Wine Bar on State Street promises a casual, laid-back environment where patrons can unwind after a long day or celebrate a special occasion. Ebony Smart had already been dreaming about opening a wine bar, and now her vision has become a reality. The bar offers a wide selection of wines from around the world, as well as small plates and charcuterie boards to complement the beverages.

There's a fun new wine bar, billed as the first dedicated wine bar in downtown Tampa, that's prefect for a slightly spooky date night. The Legacy Wine Bar in Rochester aims to provide a similar experience, with a cozy ambiance and knowledgeable staff to guide guests through their wine selections. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a novice, Legacy has something for everyone.

Ebony and Robert Smart have poured their hearts and souls into creating a welcoming space for the community to enjoy. The Legacy Wine Bar is a place where people can come together to relax, socialize, and appreciate the finer things in life. With its warm decor and friendly atmosphere, it's sure to become a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

In conclusion, Legacy Wine Bar is a hidden gem in downtown Rochester, offering a unique and inviting space for wine enthusiasts to gather and unwind. Ebony Smart's dedication and passion for wine shine through in every aspect of the bar, from the carefully curated wine selection to the cozy ambiance. Whether you're looking for a new date night spot or simply want to enjoy a glass of wine with friends, Legacy Wine Bar is sure to impress. Cheers to Ebony and Robert Smart for bringing this wonderful establishment to life!

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