Rogue Valley business bounces back after pandemic challenges

SOUTHERN OREGON, —We told you days ago that the popular Ashland brewpub, Standing Stone was closing. Now, another business owner is giving it another go, after a difficult last couple of years.

Rogue Grape was previously located in downtown Medford. It shut down in November 2020, because of the pandemic.

Owner Natasha Hopkins says, the last 2 years of Covid and its uncertainty, made her question the future of her business. After shutting down once more, Wednesday night it reopened in Jacksonville at the Bigham Knoll Campus.

“We have over 20 wines by the glass available for purchase and have over 200 bottles available. We also do a small wine-centric menu of little food bites to pair with our wine, and we have an awesome outdoor patio and eventually I’m gonna add back music,” said Hopkins.

You can find Rogue Grape at the Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville.

Hopkins says she’s also opening up another location at the Artisans Corridor in Central Point.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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