This apparent closure came just two months after the wine shop reopened under new ownership. By early February, the retail listing was online at RIPCO.
Per the story in the Post, which came from an anonymous police source, the owner was last inside the shop on Jan. 8, and he filed the police report this week.
The owner told police Tuesday night that when he was last at the Taste Wine Co. ... on Jan. 8 all of the inventory was in place.Prior to that date, the business had been closed for several months, he told authorities.Stolen were 1,000 bottles of wine, 1,000 bottles of liquor and 125 wine dispensers, machines designed to serve and preserve wines at the right temperatures, the source said.
The total value was estimated at $300,000.
Last spring, previous owner Gary Landsman was hoping to sell the 5-year-old business as he continued to help raise awareness of Canavan, the fatal genetic disease that his two young sons have.
He closed the shop in May ... he and his family were expected to travel to Dayton Children's Hospital in Ohio later in 2020.
It is not immediately known who took over the business.