Please return your booze to an upright position: New wine, beer lounge coming to JIA
Oct 29, 2013
Ashley Gurbal Kritzer -Reporter
Jacksonville Business Journal

Vino Volo will open in Jacksonville International Airport in April 2014.

Wine enthusiasts may need to bring along an empty carry-on when departing from Jacksonville International Airport come April, when Vino Volo opens its first Florida location in Concourse C.

Vino Volo, an upscale wine lounge, has signed a 10-year lease for the 1,200-square-foot space next to Inmotion Entertainment. It will offer wines, local craft beers and small plates.

The company will invest $420,000 in the buildout of the space, said Jimmy Moffitt, property administrator for JIA. It is set to open in April 2014.

Because Vino Volo is located after the security checkpoint, travelers will be able to carry their favorite wines and brews on-board.

“The lion’s share of our travelers are business travelers,” said Debbie Jones, community relations administrator. “So this is just another option that’s totally different from anything else we have in the airport.”

Vino Volo has about a dozen locations in airports across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in a few traditional storefronts.