Meet the Team





Paul Allen

General Manager


Paul comes from a strong retail background, bringing to the table 13 years of managerial experience at three different Trader Joe's locations. Most recently, he was the owner and operator of Biagio's in Highland Heights.

In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. When he's not at home with his loved ones, he's either practicing woodworking as an hobbyist luthier (guitar builder), or scaling his growing business as an amateur tattoo artist.

Steve Madden

Sales Associate


Before joining the Fine Wine, Beer & Tobacco team, Steve spent 24 years as a teacher and football and track coach at Bay Village High School before moving on to Baldwin-Wallace, where he coached for nine years. Later, he spent 11 years at Minotti's, a small retail beverage store and major wholesaler for the downtown Cleveland area.

Steve has been able to parlay his major success as a shoe designer into a career selling wine. In his free time, Steve enjoys running his lucrative side business as an amateur tattoo artist.