An Iowa Furniture Store is Letting Customers Drink Wine While They Shop
Have you ever spent an hour shopping for furniture and thought, "man, I could use a drink right now!"? If so, we have some good news to share!
According to a new article from the Des Moines Register, Homemakers Furniture in Urbandale has started offering a variety of alcoholic beverages to customers. The 215,000-square-foot store has a little cafe called HOMEgrounds that first opened in 2019, and now in addition to snacks and coffee, the cafe menu includes beer, wine, and seltzer!
When you're shopping at Homemakers furniture at 10215 Douglas Ave, your beer options include Bud Light, Busch Light, Michelob Ultra, Big Grove's Easy Eddy IPA, and Exile Brewing Company's Ruthie. If wine is more your style, you can order Sutter Home's chardonnay, cabernet, or pinot grigio by the glass. And finally, the cafe offers fruit punch and strawberry lemonade Truly seltzers. Drinks cost $5 apiece.
Why did Homemakers decide to add these options to their cafe? It's actually pretty simple. The Des Moines Register reports that assistant vice president of Homemakers Furniture Jason Merschman said, "Our goal is for everybody to enjoy the shopping and browsing experience." In addition to the beer, wine, and seltzer, HOMEgrounds also has fresh-baked cookies and a wide variety of Starbucks beverages, including lattes, iced coffee, cappuccinos, and more. And yes, that includes pumpkin spice flavors for fall!
Personally, I'd love to have a glass of wine while I'm shopping, ESPECIALLY if I'm just a tagalong and not shopping for myself! You can read more about the new offerings at Homemakers in Urbandale HERE.