A girls clubhouse with wine opens on South Hill | Business
Most women will tell you its hard being a mom, daughter, employee, housekeeper, grocery shopper and babysitter all at the same time. But there is one place on the South Hill just for women to relax, be themselves and best of all...drink wine!
It's called "The Calm" and its located on 1303 S. Grand, right next to Starbucks. Its a wine bar that offers massages, concierge services, special events and even meeting spaces for businesses.
When you walk in, you are greeted by a large wrap around bar that sits among plush chairs, sofas and seating areas that are just great for a place to sit down and talk to your girlfriends. Their staff is always there to serve you from their selection of wine and beer.
If you become a member, you also have access to their concierge service, receive one free complimentary beverage per visit and every quarter you can get a complimentary massage.
The Calm's owner Jennifer Miley said it's the perfect place for a woman to just relax and let someone cater to you.
"You just need some time to yourself. You are leaving the office but you don't want to go home and be mom. You need another hour but you don't want to stay at your job. So you can come here and be whatever you need to be," said Miley.
Miley said it all started when she came up with the idea one night. She thought of a place that had all amenities she loved could be wrapped into one building.
"My husband said 'Well did you go to a place like this?' and I said 'No I just woke up in the middle of the night with this. But I want to go there'" said Miley.
Miley already knew how to run a business. For 7 years she was the Chief Operating Officer of Rockwood Clinics. So she took her experience and channeled it into putting together a business plan, a 5 year financial plan and focus group.
One year later her dream became a reality.
In the first 2 weeks of opening she says she's seen a big boom in business. So far she says memberships are going fast.
Memberships are $250 from 6 months or $500 for 1 year but they are not mandatory. You can stil have access to all the amenities but just pay the normal price for a glass of wine or the massage services.
The Calm is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, you can visit their website here.