New Business Starts Rehabilitation Project in Downtown Wayland
Owner Arnaldo (Arny) Rodriguez began his rehabilitation project in the spring of 2015 on what had been known as “the blue building north of the library”, now called “Acqua In Vino”, Italian for “Water Into Wine”. Plans for this rehabbed building included a wine and cheese shop where tasting and pairings could be done before purchasing. Owner Arnaldo (Arny) Rodriguez is no stranger to the City of Wayland, having moved his 33 year old business, Technical Professional Services, Inc. (TPS), from Middleville to Wayland in 2009. His construction and continued maintenance of the red TPS building across from the Fire Department on the west side continues to beautify the downtown with its well-maintained landscaping. Arny is excited about the changes this project has brought to the south side and the prospects of bringing Michigan fare to the local downtown.
Arny’s passion for quality cheeses and wines began with his experiences in Italy where family shared their times together around the table with bread and cheese and wine. It is his desire to share this experience with others, develop their palettes, and not only educate them, but continue to learn more himself. The shop brings the best selection of locally made, locally sourced cheeses and wines available on the market today. Stemming from his own experience over the years with access to good quality cheese, wines, and other fine foods, his team strives to share their knowledge and passion by keeping the customer at heart. Whether it’s Brie, Gouda, or goat’s milk cheese, red, white, pinot noir or chardonnay, or any of the other smorgasbord of options, individuals are able to easily track down some of Michigan’s finest, fragrant, most revered delicatessens from local producers right in downtown Wayland.
Now partnering with other Michigan retailers, Acqua In Vino is creating an experience around buying wine and cheese. So watch as the transformation continues and start to make your plans to come by the shop and let the passionate team do what they do best: guide you through the cases and vats, sharing the stories of their favorite products and offering small tastes to make you smile.