Traveling Corks wine bar to open in former cigar shop

Wines by the glass and a retail wine store will outfit South Tampa's new Traveling Corks.

click to enlarge Traveling Corks' storefront is at 3219 Bay to Bay Blvd. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Traveling Corks' storefront is at 3219 Bay to Bay Blvd.


The latest wine-slinging biz to hit South Tampa is Traveling Corks, which sits at 3219 Bay to Bay Blvd. in the former Ta Francisco Handmade Cigars space.

Owned by Dominique Conn-Giolito, Traveling Corks will function as a wine bar, with wines by the glass, and a retail shop. Conn-Giolito told CL she hopes to open the spot's doors before Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 27).

She and her husband Spartaco Giolito, a South Tampa fixture, also run the nearby Italian haven Osteria Natalina, formerly Spartaco's, along South MacDill Avenue, as well as the newly launched Mr. Lasagna on West El Prado Boulevard.

CL photographer Chip Weiner contributed to this report.