Dedalus, a popular Burlington, Vermont-based wine shop, market & wine bar, is coming to Brooklyn.

Based in Burlington, VT, Dedalus was founded by Jason Zuliani in 2007 as a small backroom wine shop with a dozen or so selections. In addition, Dedalus was the first shop in Vermont and one of the first in the United States to sell natural wine. After years of gradual growth, Zuliani expanded Dedalus into a much-larger space in February 2017.

Now stocking hundreds of wines, today Dedalus is considered to be one of the best indie wine shops in the country. Other Dedalus trademarks include a world-class cheese, charcuterie and conserva selection, a whine club, free bi-weekly tastings and a wine bar serving food and drink, all under one roof.

Designed by Thomas Duke Architect, PA, the project involves the retrofit of the former Liddy’s Machine Shop warehouse at 825 Dora Street. Specializing in motor rebuilding, crankshift grinding, align boring and cylinder reboring, Liddy’s was founded in 1929 by C.M. Liddy. Once located in LaVilla at 1061 West Forsyth Street, the machine shop moved to 825 Dora Street when the building was completed in 1954.

On Thursday, November 9th, a DDRB deviation workshop will be held for the Dedalus Wine Bar project. Here’s a look at the project’s DDRB approved April 2023 conceptual design.


Conceptual Review of DDRB Application 2023-009, Dedalus Wine Bar at 825 Dora Street, was approved at the April 2023 DDRB meeting. The proposed development involves renovating the former Liddy’s Machine Shop (approximately 10,000 square feet) to be occupied by a wine retail, cheese/charcuterie market, and wine bar. The remaining 3,000 square feet will be divided into two (2) compatible tenant spaces. The exterior areas will be redeveloped for outdoor dining, lawn space, and accessory parking.

Source: November 9, 2023 DDRB Meeting Agenda Packet.

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