I walked by the Best Cellars wine shop in Dupont today and saw the following sign out front.
So I went in to see what the deal was. The shelves were almost completely bare. I was promptly greeted and learned that Saturday would be there last day open – assuming they still have wine and accessories to sell.
I was sad to see this shop close. After searching the internet some, I found some reports that the landlord has received a much higher offer for rent from a cell phone company. Although I totally agree with a free market, I am personally disappointed to see Best Cellars leave and a cell phone store take its place. We have several cell phone stores in walking distance from the Best Cellars location and I have been to three of them and had terrible experiences at all three. Not that we are short on wine shops in the neighborhood, we have plenty, but the staff at Best Cellars was always very friendly and took their time with customers who had trouble understanding and explaining what kind of wine they liked.
Anyway, I thought who better to give my $10 to than one of the three nice employees who were losing their job this Saturday when the store closes.
Enter Ali, Lindsey, and “Lodogg.” And Lodogg made sure to let me know that there were two “g”s in Lodogg. I gave them $10 to split…and they said they would buy one of their highly discounted bottles of wine and toast to the last days working together. Lucky for them, they all have other jobs…but they worked here for supplemental income (and I am guessing awesome discounts on wine!)
All three of them hope to find new part-time work in the wine industry. I will post this on the Lend a Hand section in case someone knows of some job leads for them.
If you are in the neighborhood, stick your head in and say hello (or good-bye) and grab some wine and accessories at a great price!