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Café Vino Celebrates Two Years as Falls' 'Gathering Place'

Business owner Angelo Petropoulos has planned a week of events at the wine bar and café on the corner of Main Street and Mill Street in Menomonee Falls.

is quickly become a popular destination for live music, pizza pies, and workday lunch. Starting Friday, Café Vino will celebrate its second anniversary year of business on the corner of Main Street and Mill Street in Menomonee Falls.

To commemorate two years, owner Angelo Petropulous is hosting more than a week of daily specials and events.

“Each night of the week is going to be something different,” said owner Angelo Petropoulos.

Here’s a look at what’s planned at Café Vino over the next week:

Friday, June 1

  • Live Music by Erin & Matt, Acoustic Pop, at 7 p.m. No cover.
  • Martini samples and raffle
  • Baked pie samples

Saturday, June 2

  • Psychic Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, June 4

  • Ladies night drink specials
  • Jewelry vendors, intuitive readings
  • Live Music by Joey Leal from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. No cover.

Tuesday, June 5

  • Open Mic Night featuring Josh Becker at 7 p.m. No cover. 

Wednesday, June 6

  • Corporate Appreciation Night
  • Beer, wine, and pizza pie tastings

Thursday, June 7

  • Village People Night
  • Chamber, Village government, and BID members especially welcome
  • Beer and wine tastings

Friday, June 8

  • Live jazz with The Rick Aaron Trio at 7 p.m. No cover
  • Dinner and drink specials
  • Martini tasting

Saturday, June 9

  • Bloody Mary Saturday Specials

Recently, Angelo’s was voted the 2011 eighth trendiest bar in the Milwaukee area, according to WISN’s “A-list”.

“We were the only bar from outside the city of Milwaukee voted into the top ten, which is a big accomplishment,” Petropoulos said.

The first few years are also difficult for many small businesses, but Petropoulos said momentum is building at Café Vino.

“Our catering business and party business has boomed,” Petropoulos said. “Birthdays, baptisms and bridal showers are filling our Saturdays and Sundays. It’s been huge for us. We’ve always provided this service but demand is really growing.”

More importantly, Petropoulos said residents throughout Menomonee Falls and the Milwaukee area are recognizing the good things happening on the corner of Main Street and Mill Street.

“I think people know our identity now after our second year. We’ve been consistent and word is spreading,” Petropoulos said. “We’re known as the gathering place here. People want to come to a place that’s quaint, classy, and with a downtown atmosphere.”

Looking forward to year three, Angelo wants to test new menu items incorporating ethnic cuisine from around the world.

“On any given night, you can try a dinner special from somewhere different. Our menu really has a great balance,” Petropoulos said.

To learn more about Café Vino, check on Patch and give them a review.

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