Martin Wine Cellar announced it will begin construction this week on a retail store and restaurant at its original location at 3827 Baronne St. The location was closed following Hurricane Katrina. The new 14,000-square-foot space will offer wine, spirits, beer and gourmet foods. There will be 120 seats for dining and the deli menu will feature sandwiches, salads and entrees, all available to go. The shop is expected to open in late 2014. The original Martin Wine Cellar opened in 1946. Current locations include 3500 Magazine St. (594-894-7420;, Metairie (714 Elmeer Ave., 504-896-7300), which serves food, Mandeville (2895 Highway 190, 985-951-8081) and Baton Rouge.