Company Profile

Bronzeville Winery is a restaurant, wine bar, and cultural space – featuring a stage for musicians and rotating gallery for local artists. Eric Williams, owner of the Silver Room, and Cecilia Cuff, partnered to make this unique venue come to life with the support of the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF).

Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant Impact

Bronzeville Winery was awarded a $250,000 NOF grant for the buildout of their start-up venue.

Eligible project costs covered by the grant included architecture fees, interior demolition and new buildout carpentry costs, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC system work, and the installation of tile and flooring.

Bronzeville Winery is Open for Business:

The Bronzeville Winery is now open and serving customers. Visit to make a reservation.

Learn More About the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

The City of Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Fund generates revenue from downtown developments to finance permanent building improvements for small businesses and nonprofits. Administered by SomerCor, NOF grants are for commercial property acquisition, improvement or new construction and can range up to $250,000.  If you have a vision to strengthen the commercial corridors in Chicago’s South, Southwest and West Sides, click here to learn more about the program.