Tessora’s Wine Bar and Shop One Step Closer to Downtown

The wine shop goes before the Campbell Planning Commission on Jan. 8 for a conditional use permit.


Wine bars are coming to downtown Campbell and Tessora’s Wine Bar and Shop is one step closer to its move.

The wine shop's applicants, Carol and Hamid Pouya will go before the Campbell Planning Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for a conditional use permit that would allow the wine bar to have outdoor seating, wine sales, live entertainment (light Jazz and Blues music) and late night operational hours at the former Stone Griffin Gallery location downtown.

The hours the couple is looking to have approved are midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, with cleanup to 1:00 a.m., the planning commission agenda said.

The business, which has been located at the Pruneyard Shopping Center for the last three and a half years is moving downtown because the shop went from primarily operating as a retail wine shop to a wine bar. And because of the limits on drinking establishments at the Pruneyard, the couple opted to relocate their business to the downtown.

The new location will be 1,307-square-feet and indoor occupancy limited to 49. Outdoor occupancy is limited to 24. It will focus on the sales of "quality wine" as well as food pairings for the tasting experience. The applicants are proposing the construction of a commercial kitchen at the location in order to offer both hot and cold food pairings.


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