Urban Winery Space to be Converted to Sports Lounge

The former Urban Winery at 949 Bonifant St. is in the process of being converted to a sports bar called Ivela Sports Lounge, according to a permit posted on the door.

Two of the principals in the operation, according to a Maryland business filing in June 2021 for Ivela Sports Lounge LLC, are Kalen Tadele, filing agent, of Windsor Mill, Md. and Legesse Nagash, resident agent, of Baltimore.

Urban Winery closed in December 2020 as owner Damon Callis said the business had grown and needed larger space. The business moved to 2315 Stewart Ave., but is currently shut down for construction, according to the company website.

The story was first reported by Montgomery Business Scene.

Photos by David Lay

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