Thursday, May 12, 2016

In Vino closes for good on East 4th Street after service on Monday


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After 13 years of serving Italian fare on East Fourth Street, In Vino is closing on Monday night.

The rustic restaurant, which opened in 2003, is owned by East Village resident Keith Beavers. (Updated: See the comments with more from Keith.)

A rent increase is not behind the closure — just a financial issue. "Weekday business just hadn't lived up to what it has been in the past," In Vino manager Dana Worstall told us via email.

As In Vino preps to close, starting tonight, wine glass pours will be $5 and bottles will be 50 percent off. In Vino, at 215 E. Fourth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. is open 5-11 p.m. weekdays; until midnight Friday and Saturday.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a huge loss for the neighborhood. Such a great restaurant run by great people. It's sad to see solid places like this close. It was a place that valued regulars, the neighborhood and made you feel welcome. Many of the new places in the neighborhood now receiving all the buzz don't care if you live on the block or if you came in via car service and that sucks.

Citysip said...

Cheers to the comment above. As a good friend and colleague of the restaurant this closure was not a pure financial decision at all, if at the very least. Rather, a strategic decision made by the owner to expand his business via international wine related endeavors. Stay tuned. What Keith does next and in the meantime is exciting stuff!

Keith Beavers said...

Hey this is Keith the owner of In Vino. This isn't entirely the truth of the matter the reality is that I have been expanding my international wine interests and wine educator opportunities and this strategic closure and sale will allow me to peruse not one but several exciting endeavors. Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

Hi Keith!

equilibrist said...

This makes me so sad. I have been there maybe half a dozen times over the years, so obviously I'm not a regular, but I always counted it as someplace in the neighborhood that I could rely on. Plus I loved the rustic Italian vibe.

Clayton said...

This is heartbreaking. My husband and I had our first date here 12 years ago and we go back for our anniversary--it's really sad that tradition will end!

Angela said...

Very sorry to hear this, Keith. Thanks for the memories!

Artur Gelumbauskas said...

Really sad. It was my favorite Italian in the city. Unpretentious, affordable and such a fine place. I hope Keith comes back with another great place!