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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Get your wine on Route 66

  • Twyla Cordry is a woman who enjoys a relaxing glass of wine — so much that after more than 30 years in the mortgage business, she has opened up Cellar 66 wine bar in Roubidoux Plaza.
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  • Twyla Cordry is a woman who enjoys a relaxing glass of wine — so much that after more than 30 years in the mortgage business, she has opened up Cellar 66 wine bar in Roubidoux Plaza.
    "I was looking for something just a little different. I like to go out and have a glass of wine somewhere occasionally," said Cordry who also is the owner of Citizens Mortgage in St. Robert. "It just appeared to me that there wasn't anywhere in town that I could go without a television blaring. There are sports bars everywhere."
    The doors opened at Cellar 66 in April just a few months after Cordry opened Just Because, also located in Roubidoux Plaza, a gift shop specializing in wine-themed gift baskets, home decor and Route 66 collectibles.
    "The wine bar is quite a bit larger than we thought. So far we have been very well received," she said.
    The bar has a laid-back feel according to Cordry. The wine bar has six couches and a few tables but no TV.
    "We have a light-fare menu, appetizers, cheese and dip," she explained. "We play soft music. It makes for a great date night."
    Cordry said that she's a big supporter of Missouri wines as well as root beers and cream soda.
    "We really like made-in Missouri products. That is our main focus," she said. "Also because of the military presence here we have a number of people who have traveled around the world. So if they have a favorite wine that they have come across, we can probably find it for them."
    She is quite happy to be in Roubidoux Plaza. She calls it her neighborhood.
    "We have a candy store, ice cream spot and a cupcake shop. You could spend a whole day here."
    With one month under her belt in the business, Cordry says things are going great.
    "We have been really blessed. Not one complaint so far."
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