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Latin American wine bar Grand Cata is now open at the Mosaic District

Latin wine bar Grand Cata has opened in the Mosaic District (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Grand Cata recently made a grand entrance at the Mosaic District.

The D.C.-based Latin American wine bar and store opened the doors of its first Virginia location on July 18, according to an Instagram post.

The modest, 910-square-foot space is located next to B-Side in the former Poke Bar at 8298 Glass Alley, Suite 100. It includes a counter bar and table where visitors can drink wine and eat food, along with shelves of wine for retail sale and a market with sauces and other pantry items.

“We are so happy to be part of the @mosaicdistrict community and we are ready for you,” the business said in a social media post last week.

Started as a retail shop in downtown D.C. in 2016, Grand Cata was founded to fill what founders Pedro Rodríguez and Julio Robledo saw as a gap in the region’s wine market for options from Latin America.

The business expanded in 2019 with its first bar at La Cosecha in Union Market.

The Mosaic District store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It’s closed on Monday.

Tenants still to come to the Merrifield neighborhood are Pottery Barn, the beach-inspired clothing store Faherty and the ice cream shop Mimi’s Homemade. In addition, farmers market operator FreshMarket announced last week that it will expand onto Strawberry Lane starting this Sunday (Aug. 6).