The Blue Vine
209 S. Main Street - Salisbury, NC 28144
Opened May 12, 2006
Closed Its Doors October 4, 2013
A Letter To our Blue Vine Friends,
Loyal Customers, Musicians and Fans,
It is with a heavy heart that I have had to close our doors at The Blue Vine.
I have loved serving this community for the past 7 ½1/2 years. It’s been a great run!
I have made so many friends, had so many wonderful times
and my heart is so very full of the great memories we’ve made here.
Losing my husband Chris was hard.
Salisbury stepped up and helped keep the business running
while he was hospitalized those 30 days and after he passed away.
You wrapped your arms about us and hugged tight.
You gave of your time, your love and even your money to keep us going
through the worst time of our lives. I have not, nor ever will I forget what this
wonderful town did for us. I am so very thankful for you all.
Not only did I lose my husband, my best friend and soul mate,
I lost my business partner and all he brought to the business.
This past year has been a hard one. I have struggled to forge ahead and continue running this
wonderful business alone. Chris’ loss, on top of this struggling economy
has made it difficult to reinvent the business without him.
Long hours, scant financial resources and health concerns have forced me to accept
that I just cannot continue on as I have been.
Sometimes you come to a fork in the road and you have to make a decision.
This past year has been about remembering Chris and honoring this amazing place that we
created together. Now, I have to think about me and what is best for me.
I just cannot do this anymore.
Therefore, I have decided to bring this chapter of my life to a close.
I have no idea where to go from here, but I am hopeful and looking forward.
I think The Blue Vine has filled a wonderful niche in this community.
Chris and I loved making wine accessible to all and stripping the intimidation factor away
showing folks that wine can be enjoyed with anything one can cook at home -
from baked spaghetti to prime rib and everything in between –
that the ONLY important thing to remember about wine is what you like.
We loved helping make your special events memorable
with great food, wine and impeccable service.
We loved feeding you and took pride in providing good food
at an affordable price served up with a smile!
We were honored to provide Salisbury with a first class music listening room
where we brought in talented musicians from all over the country, as well as locally,
to grace our stage with their artistry.
Mostly, we loved being a place that folks thought of as their ‘third place’ –
that place besides home or work where one belongs, where folks know your name
and care about you as a friend, not just a customer.
Our bar was our proverbial kitchen table around which you all gathered
week after week sharing your lives with us.
We laughed with you, sang with you, cried and grieved with you,
rejoiced with you and heartily enjoyed your company.
I thank you all for the privilege of serving you.
I will miss being here with you in this place.
~Rose Meeks Jones~
In Loving Memory of
Christopher "Chris" Dwayne Jones
April 21, 1957 - October 19, 2012
We miss you Chris!
The food will never be as tasty as yours.
The music will never be as lively and fun as with you.
The conversation will never be nearly as interesting.
The Salisbury Post Article from Sept. 27, 2012
Click the above link to read about Chris & Rose
and how the town of Salisbury, NC rallied around one of their own!
The Blue Vine Carried Over 300 Wines
Under $25/bottle Every Day for retail purchase
and featured a Dozen Wines and a Dozen Beers
To be enjoyed daily at our Wine Bar!!
The Blue Vine was voted
"Best Night Spot"
In Rowan County
by the Readers of
We appreciate all you folks who supported us
throughout the year...day and night!
We even had our very own
Private Label Wines!!!!!
That's right, Imported for us from Argentina and served
By the Glass as well as By the Bottle!
Blue Vine House Red
Blue Vine House White
Blue Vine Divine Malbec
Our House White and Divine Malbec were both available By-the-Glass!
People booked Parties, Luncheons, Business Meetings and other Special Events
right here at The Blue Vine!
We not only provided beverages but catered a lovely buffet for guests
full of tasty nibbles and satisfying munchies!
Blue Vine Café
Servied Up a Gourmet Variety Sandwiches, Soups and Salads
all with that special Blue Vine touch 4 days a week!!!
The Blue Vine helped our Customers with many of their
entertaining and gift giving needs!!
~ WINE ~
Discounts on Case Orders of 12 Bottles or more
~ CUSTOM GIFT BASKETS ~
~ GOURMET FOODS ~
~ WINE ACCESSORIES ~
~ WINE TASTING & GIFT CERTIFICATES ~
We've evolved a lot in the 7 1/2 years since we opened back in 2006.
You can read all about our first year in business in the Salisbury Post
Article printed March 23, 2007!
Click here and here to view the entire article!
The Blue Vine was located next door to the historic Meroney Theatre,
home of the Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc.
The Meroney is a renovated 361 seat theater, completed in 1905, located at
213 South Main Street, in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina.
The Meroney Theatre has been the home of the Piedmont Players since 1995 and celebrated its 100th
Birthday in November 2005. For more information, click on the above link.
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