Onetime Knitting Factory owner Michael Dorf opened City Winery in 2008 and opened a second in Chicago last summer. There are more on the way: they just announced that City Winery would open locations in Napa, CA and Nashville, TN. The former will be in the historic Napa Valley Opera House and the other in downtown Nashville. Both locations will feature 300-capacity music venues with restaurants. No opening dates have been set yet.
Speaking of City Winery, they're in the middle "Purple Week," a run of shows with Prince's band New Power Generation. Last night kicked off with minimal special guests (full report and pictures coming shortly). They continue tonight and tickets are still available.