Wine veranda coming to Viera’s Borrows West

The planned location for the new Venezia Wine Veranda is just south of Chick-fil-A between Stadium Parkway and Lake Andrew Drive.

If you are a wine connoisseur or a person who just loves a good glass of wine while relaxing, get ready for the new business scheduled to open next year at Viera’s Borrows West.

Richard Abbuscato, the chief executive officer of RNK Viera Inc., has purchased 1.3 acres across from the newly opened Chick-fil-A restaurant on Hennessey Place.

He plans to build and open Venezia Wine Veranda.

“The image we wanted to capture is that it’s not just a bar, but a showplace park where people can relax, enjoy the view and have a good glass of wine,” Abbuscato said.

Preliminary plans call for a 6,000-square-foot, two-story building. The first floor will house the kitchen and wine and gift shop, while the second floor will be seating with more than 100 self-pouring wine dispensers. Abbuscato hopes to open by fall 2022.

To get a glass of wine, Abbuscato explained that patrons will slide their debit or credit card into the dispenser system to get a 1.5, 3- or 5-ounce drink.

“Patrons will get a chance to do a lot of sampling from different countries, grades and prices,” he said.

Abbuscato also said the building will be very unique in that almost the entire second floor will be surrounded by glass, offering patrons a rooftop bar feeling.

“There will be a lot of greenery, and patrons will be able to walk in the garden,” he said. “We want it to be visually attractive and appealing so people can relax and enjoy.”

Abbuscato said he was able to purchase the property and finance the building’s construction after selling his telemedicine stethoscope company, RNK Products, last month. The company is in Wickham Commons at 8247 Devereux Drive, Suite 101, Viera.

“I think it’s going to be fun and profitable,” Abbuscato said. “All the demographics say it’s a great location, close to Interstate 95, and there is no competition at all from any of the surrounding counties.”