Tony Rutigliano Living His Small Business Dream at Urban Alchemy in Downtown

 
 

Tony Rutigliano is living his American Dream as the owner of Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar, a coffee and artisan wine bar in Downtown Arlington.

Rutigliano, who previously served as the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation CEO and President, has partnered with his wife, Nicole Rutigliano, to make this dream a reality.

“I started dreaming about Urban Alchemy in 2015,” Rutigliano said. “I kind of started thinking about what Arlington needed and that maybe I could help fill that void. My wife and I came up with the idea to open a wine bar. One thing led to another, and here we are.”

Urban Alchemy, which opened in February 2018, is more than a bar. The venue continues to host wine tastings and dinners, art exhibits and live music, and other unique special events…

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Two-Thirds of Americans Dream of Opening Small Business

A recent study from the United Parcel Service found that two-thirds of Americans want to own a small business but are afraid to take the first steps to do it.

Larry Collins joins us from Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar in Arlington to tell us, "Don't hold back ..."

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Want to Get a Drink? Meet for Coffee?

We’ve found the perfect place to grab a glass of wine with your gal pals or your main squeeze . . . and the spot to sip on the holy java while you discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood with your tribe. Oh, and a fun venue for that bridal or baby shower . . . AND birthday celebration for your besties. Guess what? It’s the SAME PLACE. Cue “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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2018 Best of Food & Drink/Wine List Readers' Choice Winner: Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar

 
  Fort Worth Magazine, June 2018

Fort Worth Magazine, June 2018

 

You came, you saw, you voted … in droves. Our annual Best of Fort Worth competition always brings out the passion in our readers, and this year was no different. Our phone was ringing off the hook as curious Fort Worthians and business owners called asking for this year’s results. Find out the 280 winners in the categories of Shopping, Food & Drink, People & Culture, Nightlife, and Services:

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First Look: Urban Alchemy Aims to Bring a Little Uptown to Downtown Arlington

... Inside, Urban Alchemy is both industrial and cozy, with leather couches, armchairs, tables and bar seating. It will begin work on a patio soon. The service is attentive and friendly.

As soon as we sat down, a barista came to take our order. You can also order to-go items at the register...

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Will Arlington's once-sleepy downtown become the next Magnolia Avenue or Bishop Arts?

On a recent weekday afternoon at Urban Alchemy, UT Arlington students were spread out on couches and tables, chatting with friends or studying on their laptops. As the workday started to wind down, professionals started filtering into the 2-month-old business looking for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

"I came because it's really cool and has a really urban, artsy feel to me," said Grace Hann, 21, a junior nursing major at UTA. "They had a jazz band the other night. They have a really unique twist on coffee and wine."

The hip scene is just what the boosters of downtown Arlington like to see — a locally-owned business becoming a hub of activity in what has historically been a sleepy downtown.

Or, as Tony Rutigliano, Urban Alchemy's owner says: "It's community building, and we're just using coffee and wine to do that..."

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Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar is Arlington's "Central Perk"

... walking into Urban Alchemy Coffee & Wine Bar for the first time – one thing popped into my mind instantly. This is Arlington’s version of “Central Perk” the famed coffee shop from “Friends.” The laid back atmosphere and comfy sofa seating seems ready for this generations Ross and Rachel to plop right down...

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Meet Tony Rutigliano of Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar

VD: We’d love to hear more about your business.

TR: We are a coffee and wine bar, and we specialize in building community. We will strive to be Arlington’s living room. A place where people will come together to celebrate, collaborate and build friendships...

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Arlington's Tony Rutigliano Takes on First Entrepreneurial Venture to Open Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar

Tony Rutigliano has been the president and CEO of Downtown Arlington Management Corporation for the past six years. Redevelopment is the name of the game for people in this position and that's exactly what Rutigliano helped others do during that time. He was the champion to up and coming businesses in the Arlington area...

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Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar will be a great place to relax

When Tony Rutigliano first suggested opening a wine bar to his wife Nicole, she loved the idea. Theoretically...

Arlington Today

 

'Arlington's living room': Downtown official eyes his own business, a coffee-wine bar

As president and CEO of Downtown Arlington Management Corp. the past six years, Tony Rutigliano’s job has been hawking the city’s historic center and steering redevelopment that direction. Now he’s quitting that job to work on his own economic development project...

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A place of his own

After spending six years helping entrepreneurs launch their dream business in downtown Arlington, Tony Rutigliano says he's ready to put his money where his mouth is by starting his own...

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Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar Set to Open in Downtown Later This Summer

Do you enjoy starting your morning with a mocha or later mellowing with a merlot? Greet the dawn with a cappuccino or finish the day with a cabernet? Get the best of both worlds at a new coffee and artisan wine bar set to open in Downtown Arlington later this summer...

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