By: Quibian Salazar-Moreno
This entire week Usher has been preparing for the opening of his first franchise, The Grape, a wine bar targeted towards young adults. Usher hosted a meet-n-greet and private party last night and the bar will open to the public today.
Usher also plans to open a Grape in New York (to coincide with his 2007 album), Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. They’re also looking at Chicago and possibly overseas at places like South America, Shanghai and Tokyo. Usher’s partner in the venture is Jack Mazur, who launched The Grape franchise in 2000 in Atlanta. The Franchise is known for its copyrighted list of 10 numbered styles, which allows new drinkers to describe their preference.