Well, I promised you the story behind our new business name so, here it is…
Several years ago, Tony and his older brother Ray, talked about opening a wine & beer retail store. It was a grand idea they kicked around ~ a great adventure ~ going into business together. Ray, being the “man of leisure” that he was, saw a great opportunity to party and entertain friends every day of the week! Tony, being the businessman he is, thought he could finally nail Ray into a real job!! Together, they enjoyed the banter of their “what if’s…” and “wouldn’t it be awesome to…” ideas; thinking there was plenty of time for them to laugh, dream and plan.
Then, Ray was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of melanoma (already in stage 4) and he passed away less than 6 months later.
After launching the Splash! Tasting Room and realizing the little gem it was, we decided to make that original dream of Tony and Ray’s a reality right here in this little start-up and to name the new business in tribute to his brother, Ray. It is so much more than just a retail store/restaurant/party room ~ it’s a living memorial of these brothers’ bond and love.
So, your support and response to the Splash! Tasting Room helped “make real” this dream and now we welcome you to Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill! Cheers to all of you, our awesome customers!
And now, you know the rest of the story… 😉