TJ and Hadley Douglas founded the Urban Grape to help change the landscape of the Boston wine world. That started with developing an award-winning progressive tasting scale to better serve their clientele. Today, the Urban Grape stands among the most celebrated wine shops in the country. To pay it forward, TJ and Hadley began advancing diversity in their industry through a special grant recognizing students of color in wine studies. The Urban Grape was drawn to First Republic’s commitment to innovation and service, and the relationship deepened as they connected to the Bank’s community of winery clients. With First Republic at their side, the Urban Grape continues to thrive during a challenging period for small businesses.