Friday May 03, 2013 | 01:29 PM

A wine bar will fill a vacant storefront in the food court area at One City Center in Portland. Katie Allen of The Dunham Group confirmed today that the real estate company is working with a tenant for the 1,200-square-foot space previously occupied by Dante's. She declined to name the tenant because the lease is not yet signed, but did say that the wine bar would not have a full kitchen; the menu will be limited to "olives, cheese nuts - food to accompany wine and beer." Wine courses may also be offered, she said.

The rumor in the building (where The Portland Press Herald is also located) is that the new wine bar would displace other tenants of the food court, which Allen denied.  "We think it's going to be a great addition to the building, something upscale that people in the other office buildings will be happy to have in the area," she said.

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