By Meredith Knight
There’s something happening in Old Town Lewisville and that “something” is community. As Pam McWhorter and Amy Fannin watched this historic section of town roar back to life, they knew they had to be a part. Both Lewisville girls, the two have been friends since their days at Lewisville High, but initially took different paths. Pam taught school for 17 years then opened a popular wings franchise. Amy stayed home and raised her kids then launched a successful real estate career.
As they witnessed the rebirth of this former center of culture and commerce, they looked for a way to contribute, and Old Town Wine House was born. Tucked inside a charming 1940s building in this walkable downtown neighborhood, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a tea shop, except for one distinction. Instead of tea blends they’re serving up reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines from around the globe and a menu of delicious foods including homemade soups, appetizers, charcuterie boards, salads, entrees, and desserts, made fresh onsite daily.
It didn’t take long for Old Town Wine House to become a favorite destination for girlfriend gatherings, business lunches, date nights, book club meetings, even Bible studies. And as building continues to boom throughout Old Town Lewisville, it’s a great place to meet up with friends and neighbors to lounge on the patio, or the perfect laid-back venue for bachelorette parties, wedding or baby showers, holiday office parties, game nights, and more. “We don’t charge a building fee which makes your event more affordable,” Amy said. “We provide all the food and, of course, the wine. Private events can be booked for Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. We’re very affordable and we hear compliments all the time on how fresh and light our food is.”
Their wine club has really taken off. “Wine club tastings and selections are available bi-monthly for members,” Pam said. “Wine club members also get discounts on wines purchased for off premises consumption and monthly food and drink specials.”
“There’s a wonderful neighborly vibe among downtown merchants,” Amy said. “From Perc next door to Flourish and Mercantile, everyone is supportive of one another and excited for more businesses to join the neighborhood. Lewisville City Hall is located just behind the Old Town area, hosting many events in The Wayne Ferguson Plaza. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of Lewisville and there are still so many hidden treasures in this downtown area waiting for the right business.”
Firm believers in giving back to the community, Amy and Pam support Cloud Nine and other local nonprofits and are active members of the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce. Come check out Old Town Wine House, mention this story, and receive a free dessert with your lunch or dinner.
Old Town Wine House is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Enjoy live music and entrée specials on Saturday nights.
119 West Main Street