Wine store, tasting room coming to Schenectady

Sequence Development Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Young Jojo and Justin Capoccia of Niskayuna look over blue prints on the first floor of the Foster Building at 506 State Street in Schenectady Friday, September 18, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)Sequence Development Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Young Jojo and Justin Capoccia of Niskayuna look over blue prints on the first floor of the Foster Building at 506 State Street in Schenectady Friday, September 18, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

BY HALEY VICCARO
Gazette Reporter

SCHENECTADY — A wine store and tasting room is coming to downtown Schenectady at the historic Foster building on State Street.

Capoccia Vineyards and Winery of Niskayuna is planning to set up shop at the Foster building, located at 508 State St., to offer wine tasting and to sell wine and local products.

“The store will include our wines and we’ll also have hard ciders from local cideries,” said Justin Capoccia of Capoccia Vineyards. “We’ll sell other farm products too. We want to have tasting, retail and a little lounge area. It will be fun.”

Sequence Development of Troy is renovating the Foster building now with retail space, office space and luxury apartments. The project is expected to be completed by December, according to Sequence Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Young JoJo.

Capoccia is expected to have the wine store open by November. The shop will employ between five and 10 people and be open day and night.

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