S. L. Wine Bar Brings Sophisticated Fun to the South Suburbs (Lansing, IL) — When Deja and Christopher Cain were deciding on the ideal location to open their wine bar, they each had a special reason why they believed in the south suburbs.
For Christopher, he previously worked at the Forman Mills Department Store in Lansing, a warehouse-style chain selling clothing & shoes for men, women and kids at discounted prices. He often had to walk around the area for errands so he became familiar with various neighborhoods. For Deja, her aunt owned a home in Lansing which became the family gathering spot when she was younger. Her aunt was the first person in her family to own a home. Also it was essential to her to bring a needed diverse business to an area that had a void. “Many times you have to go to downtown Chicago or the north side to enjoy a quality and elegant wine bar, “ said Deja Cain. “You should be able to find something like that in the south suburbs. People here want a place where they can chill and kick back, meet interesting people, have good food, good wine and some laughs in a chic environment. And they want that in their neck of the woods.”
The couple, who previously lived in Calumet City, opened S. L. Wine Bar, 3224 Ridge Road, Suite #105, in Lansing. The business launched a soft opening in late summer and has been thriving ever since.
“Things have been going very well. The community has really responded to us,” said Deja. She also saw the community as one that was growing and changing for the better. “Lansing at times had a history of not being diverse when it came to businesses and population but you can tell they are trying to make an effort to change that history. Lansing is incredibly diverse now,” she said.
Since opening in August, the couple believes things have been better than expected. The community has responded well to the business. “We really want to give everyone a great experience when they come here and get to know our customers well,” said Christopher Cain
In an effort to bring some interesting and exciting theme nights to the area, the wine bar will have three special events in December. First from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 19, they will host a Ladies Who Brunch event featuring a special on bottomless mimosas. Then from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 23, they will host an Ugly Christmas Sweater party. Finally there will be an opportunity to kick in the new year with an event starting at 9 p.m. on December 31. Only those 25 years-old and over are allowed. “We are here to give people a grown experience who want to have a good time. We are trying to move the business forward and add retail aspects in the future,” said Deja. “We want to grow our business upward and beyond and more than we can even imagine.”
S and L Wine Bar’s hours of operation are 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Noon to Midnight on Saturday, and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, you can call S and L Wine Bar at (708) 251-5014 or visit their website at slwinebar.com.
S. L. Wine Bar Brings Sophisticated Fun to the South Suburbs