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Police: Business owner ‘safe’


Alain Jeantet


Sept. 18. UPDATE 9:45pm. Cornelius Police at 9 p.m. Friday said The Wine Cellar owner Alain Jeantet is safe and not in danger.  A missing persons report was filed yesterday on the popular owner businessman and host.  Located on West Catawba Avenue at One Norman Boulevard, The Wine Cellar hosts organizations like the Small Business Network and other organizations that seek to combine meetings with a friendly atmosphere and wine. Jeantet, known as a warm, congenial host, was in the pub business in France. Earlier this year, he provided sommelier services at no charge for a private fundraiser that raised more than $4,500 for an infant with brittle bone disease.

On Sept. 22 there was a for lease sign in the window of The Wine Cellar. The real estate management company did not respond to our phone calls.