Several readers have told us that Tinto Fino, the speciality wine shop at 85 First Ave. (just north of East Fifth Street), is closing... here is part of the note that the owners sent to its customers...
A Tinto Fino Farewell
To our Beloved Customers of Tinto Fino:
Those of you that have not been by the shop in the past few weeks are perhaps wondering why it seems like you haven´t heard from us in a while. Please know and understand how incredibly difficult it has been to form the words it takes to tell you all, our amazing clientele and friends, that with great humility and infinite sadness, Tinto Fino will be officially closing its door Friday, May 24th.
A small business like Tinto Fino faces many obstacles over the course of its life, which in our case is seven years. This past year has proved to be particularly challenging, and sadly, we’ve come to realize that Tinto Fino will not be able to overcome the accumulative woes and blows it has faced throughout this incredible journey of becoming your neighborhood wine shop.
Amazingly, we’ve sold a LOT of Spanish wine here, thanks to all of you, our loyal customers. Truth is, we’ve been only kept alive, in every way, by your constant support, patronage and love for what we do. The relationships this store has developed and so effortlessly nurtured are the most valuable asset it ever had — we have nothing but love for this amazing community of neighbors and wine lovers.
Please note our upcoming hours of operation:
Tuesday, May 14th – Friday, May 17th, 1pm – 10pm
May 18th - May 22nd – CLOSED
NEXT Thursday May 23rd & Friday May 24th, 1pm-10pm
Tinto Fino's LAST TWO days of inventory clearance and Memorial Day Stock up/Sip up. OR just an excuse to stock up for the long weekend and give Tinto Fino a proper goodbye.
Wine (and likely, tears) will be flowing!