The spot once occupied by Consumer's Bakery will now serve customers in a new way.
The women who bought the building say a wine bar was not what they had in mind.
"We had some people asking us who knew we were going to be building a catering kitchen what we were going to do with the front. Initially we thought we would use it for consultations when brides come in. We really didn't have a vision," said Traci Weber, co-owner of Fourth Street Wine Bar.
The owners, four sisters, say they were on a mission to do the demolition work themselves mostly because they were on a budget. That was a blessing in disguise.
"We didn't know what was home those drop ceilings or those two layers of flooring or that sheet rock on the walls. Actually we were taking a broom and poking these drop ceilings off and then we discovered the tin ceiling and then we thought well if they have ceilings and floors there's got to be brick. And there was the brick," said Weber.
The sisters knew they wanted to do something with the space and on a trip to Milwaukee they got the idea for the self serve wine machines.
"We wanted this to be real conversational so you can learn from other people. A lot of times what I think holds people back from trying wines is they can't pronounce them and they're not sure how it's gonna taste. With this you're not committed to a full glass of wine. You get to try little tastes and see what you like.
The Executive Director of Downtown Mainstreet, Robin Moses says Fourth Street Wine Bar fits their plans for the future of the city by restoring a historical building and filling a need.
"We're having a lot more hotels move in so there's going to be that need to have more charming boutiques and places for tourists to travel and come to. I think that this edition is great," said Moses.
The sisters say they'll be doing a lot of cooking for their catering business in the back of the building and despite discovering a hidden gem behind the front walls of the old bakery the massive oven is still their favorite part.
"It actually still works and when Consumer's Bakery was in here "Baker Bob" used that to cook 20 turkeys at one time. We would have to have a pretty big order to fire that baby up," said Weber.
Four Sisters Fourth Street Wine Bar opens every day at 4 o'clock. They serve wine, beer and spirits along with cheese boards and other food items on a trial basis.