ST. CLOUD -  A new wine bar and bistro is coming to downtown St. Cloud.

Konrad's Wine Bar & Bistro will be located at 27 7th Avenue North, the former home of Seven Elephants Coffee Shop. The building interior is being renovated and owner Guy Sprenger says they plan to open in the late spring.

Sprenger says he's worked in downtown St. Cloud for years as a bartender and loves the area.

Sprenger spends a great deal of time vacationing to Europe and California to sample different wines and gather ideas for his own wine list. He says Konrad's will mostly carry American wine with a few international selections and wants to make the process of buying wine more casual and approachable.

Konrad's was given a full liquor license by the city last month and will also feature cocktails and around a dozen beer options. Sprenger says they plan to serve comfort foods like breads, cheese and meats to pair with the drinks.

The interior will feature a rustic look with an interactive chalkboard wall wine list.

For more, check out their Facebook page.

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