Deep Ellum is in line to get something the bustling Dallas neighborhood does not yet have: a wine bar.
More specifically, it will be home to an urban winery and taproom called The Infinite Monkey Theorem from a Denver winemaker of the same name.
Taproom director David Goergen confirms that the wine bar will open at 2816 Main St., with a date tentatively set for 2019. It'll be the fourth wine bar for the growing concept.
"We are currently focusing on opening our Fort Collins, Colorado taproom," Goergen says. "My best guess is you might see a Dallas Infinite Monkey Theorem mid-to-late 2019."
Infinite Monkey opened a similar winery in Austin in 2015, in a former auto repair shop just off of South Congress Avenue, now home to wine tanks and walls tagged with graffiti. The funky winery has private tastings, tours, drink specials, art features, and live music.
Austin was the second Infinite Monkey Theorem taproom for the Denver-based winery, which opened in 2008.
Husband and wife team Aaron and Meredith Berman moved from Denver to open the Austin location and serve as the chief financial officer and la grande dame of wine operations, respectively.
The Austin incarnation of The Infinite Monkey Theorem makes wine the same way as the original Denver winery, shipping in grapes from the Texas High Plains.
Visitors to the Infinite Monkey Theorem tasting room can sample and buy well-known wine varieties like Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and even Rosé made with Texas-grown grapes.
The winery tasting room has wines on tap, bottled wines, and wines in cans. Infinite Monkey Theorem wine is also available in stores and on tap at various restaurants and bars.
The Dallas location will go into one in a row of sweet vintage brick buildings on the south side of Main Street just west of MLK Boulevard. The most recent tenant was a fitness studio that closed at the end of 2014, and prior to that, it was home to the Palm Beach Reggae Club.