The Wine Shop building on Hwy 64 in Columbia is possibly one of the most recognizable buildings on the 64 corridor between the Outer Banks and Raleigh. Located almost directly across the highway from the rest area, which is visited by thousands of travelers every year, you can't miss the red WINERY sign on the rooftop. Visibility is the key here and it opens up an endless possibility of business opportunities. It was built in 1912 and served as the fire station for quite some time before being retired.
The renovation of it is remarkable. The brick structure, the concrete floor and many of the windows remain original. The doors were replaced with large windows which greatly enhance the natural lighting inside. An outdoor patio was created.
The cupelo was restored and a new metal roof was added. The interior has an industrial feel complimented by gorgeous varnished pine woodwork. There's a private office space, 2 bathrooms, water available in multiple locations and a second floor which overlooks most of the downstairs area. It is a must see if you are looking for space for retail, dining, office or studio with excellent visibility and less cost than OBX commercial space.