Picnic Wine & Provisions Opens!

By Liz Ahearn | July 15, 2019

Picnic Wine & Provisions Opens to the public with Weekend Long Wine, Food and Music July 19-21

Rogers Park is soon to get a much needed community boost: A “go to” destination to connect over wine, food and more with the opening of Picnic Wine & Provisions. This new space, filled with color and light located in an historic Beaux Arts building, offers a singular destination for “all things Picnic” – wonderful wines, a variety of platters and small plates, coffee and conversation, indoors and outdoors.

My 20 year vision opens to the public on July 19, with the Honorable Maria Hadden, newly elected Alderman of the 49th Ward officiating, along with long time Alderman Joe Moore. I am excited to honor all of the time and experience Joe Moore gave to making Picnic a reality, along with celebrating the future of Rogers Park with Maria Hadden at this important event. Picnic is really all about community – offering an all inclusive space for conversation, along with my passion for wine, personally selected for value and more than reasonable pricing; a menu that changes weekly, and of course, art. We have so much wonderful wall space!

The art continues the legacy of the building’s architect and designer, Benjamin Marshall, known for such famous Chicago icons as the Drake Hotel. Along with Curator Laura Mae Noble (faculty, Art Institute of Chicago), Liz plans for monthly new exhibits showcasing local artists’ work. Beyond business hours every Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 9pm and Sunday, 11am to 7pm,
Picnic will engage the community through wine tastings, classes, music and movies, and the space will also be available for public and private events.

What: Grand Opening Events July 19 to 21 (open to the public all three days)
Friday: Opening Ceremony 3:00 to 5:00pm; includes free glass of wine and appetizers RSVP liz@picnicwineandprovisions.com
6:00 to 9:00pm: $5 wine by the glass; appetizers for sale; live music
Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, 2:00 to 9:00pm and Sunday, 2:00 to 7:00pm: $5 wine by the glass, appetizers for sale, 15% discount on 6 bottles of wine, plus free wine bag and corkscrew; live music.

Where: Picnic Wine & Provisions, 7301 Sheridan Road, Chicago (free street parking, close to Jarvis CTA stop; 151 bus stops in front of building)
Why: Check out this new destination, enjoy $5 wine all weekend, live music and the festivities