Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vine Wine Shop Closing Shop

Vine Wine Shop is closing its retail storefront. Hopefully it's only temporary. From an email message:
Certain delays were never originally communicated to a number of retail shops on the boulevard and Vine was no exception. Furthermore, these improvements were to be completed within a shorter timeline than has actually transpired (we are on 18 months). Due to the fact that we have had a higher demand within our Private (off-site) wine tasting events, as well as a significant increase within our online side, we have decided to close the retail portion of our operations effective April 18th.

Please know that this decision was not taken lightly. Being a part of the Upper Eastside neighborhood and being able to provide such wine variety with a beautiful tasting loft ambiance for which we have had many memorable tastings was a personal dream come true when opened in July 2005. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing the passion and knowledge of wine with you both as customers and ultimately, as friends. Given this experience and the growth that continues in the wine industry, we will continue to operate on several fronts; a) on-line, b) private on-site tasting programs, and a c) partnership with another retailer.

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