Thursday, April 7, 2011

Discovery Wines moving to Avenue B

Discovery Wines is one of the businesses that will be displaced with the arrival of Union Market this fall on Houston and Avenue A. Discovery's lease is up on May 31.

However, we've learned that the store won't be going too far. Tim at Discovery Wines confirmed that they signed a lease for 16 Avenue B at the corner of Second Street.



"We're leaving 10 Avenue A at the end of May and, if all goes as planned, then we'll hit the ground running in June at the 16 Avenue B space," Tim said via email.

And perhaps some neighbors will be relieved to hear this news. Previously, two different restaurant-club hybrids had tried to open another bar at 14-16 Avenue B. (As you may recall, one venture called for a 3,000 square foot Italian restaurant, catering company and lounge "with an occasional D.J.")

The space at 14 Avenue B apparently remains on the market. Nail salon perhaps?

More on 14-16 Avenue B here.

More on Union Market here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

why is goat town listed as for sale???

http://www.nycrs.com/listings/view-property/chic-designer-east-village-restaurant-for-sale.html?returndefault=0

EV Grieve said...

This is for the Tonda space at 235 E. 4th St.

Anonymous said...

oops, thank you! that made me nervous...

Barbara Hanson said...

So excited to have Discovery move even closer to me (and it was pretty close to begin with).

Sarah said...

Yaaaaaay!!! :D

Roger_Paw said...

Maybe the middle-aged lady who 'assisted' me when I was a customer there a few years ago was just having a bad day but she treated me like a second-class citizen so I vowed never to return. There's never an excuse for treating a quiet and demure patron as if they were a plebeian.

Anonymous said...

This is another Ben Shaoul space. The guy takes a lot of shit on this site but in the past year, while most landlords are pushing mom and pop's out, he's given us a bagel shop and saved our wine shop. Is it possible a new leaf has been turned?

RyanAvenueA said...

@Roger_Paw, that lady is no longer there. If you stop back in ask for Tim and he'll spend plenty of time with you making sure you get something you really like. Much better customer service than any of the other liquor stores nearby. Which I guess is maybe one or two stores. Still.

dmbream said...

Aiming for a July 1 opening at the new spot.

Alphabet City Wine on Ave C between 6th and 7th is anther great shop to check out.

Good guys.