Oh-la-la. The foodie favorite Valley Cheese & Wine finally settled into new space at 1570 Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson, roughly 1.5 miles northeast of the old location. The new spot provides everything the old one was missing (which was not much), including higher visibility from the street, designated female and male restrooms and an extra 500 square feet of space.
When Eater Vegas called to interview Bob Howald, who owns Valley Cheese & Wine along with his wife Kristin Sande, he had 10 customers waiting in line. He explains the new move gives the store “better exposure” and “better foot traffic.”
Regardless, a grand reopening is planned for late September or early October when Las Vegas has cooled down, Howald says. “Of course (we want to) work out kinks (and) people are away for the summer.” After achieving a restaurant license (two separate and designated restrooms required), “People can (now) come and sit and have a glass of wine” Howard says.
The shop now hosts wine tastings every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. Wine classes are available as well, taught by the married duo, ranging from $20 to $50 per person. Examples include Wine and Cheese Pairings for $40 and Best Buys Under $20. Providing a range of 150 and 250 cheeses and 400 to 600 wines, Valley Wine & Cheese’s new location offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine in a pleasant, unhurried location. And now customers can sample before they buy. —Agnes Poliquin
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