Showing posts with label Lion Beerstore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lion Beerstore. Show all posts

Thursday, April 13, 2017

So long to the BeerStore signage

Lions BeerStore closed on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street last month.

Not sure where the BeerStore signage had been stored since the place became Wall 88 ... but it emerged today...

[Photo by Derek Berg]

... where it was up for grabs in the trash on the curb...

[Bottom 2 photos by Vinny & O]

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lions BeerStore has closed; Wall 88 Restaurant up next

Lions BeerStore has closed on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street.

According to the Lions BeerStore Facebook page, the shop is "closing and moving locations."

Here's more via a Facebook message from yesterday:

"This exciting journey (and lease) have come to an end. We, wholeheartedly THANK YOU for your support, patronage and loyalty as we grew into one of the classiest beer bars in the city. It has been a pleasure to serve new and exotic beers to aficionados and neophytes alike. We hope you had a unique experience each time you came, and that your beer palate is even more distinguished than ever. Stay tuned for information about our new spot."

Operated by a father-son team who hail from Greece, Lions BeerStore was part retail shop, part restaurant. They opened in November 2015. (Not sure how their lease was up after 16 months in business.)

Meanwhile, not only did Lions BeerStore announce their closure yesterday ... a new restaurant also marked their arrival in the space ... here's Wall 88 Restaurant...

Vinny & O, who shared there photos, hears that the new restaurant (we don't know yet what they will be serving) will be open as soon as today...

As we understand it, the original owners, who want to spend more time in Greece, are partners in the new venture.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

[Updated] Lion Beerstore opens today

[Photo by Vinny & O]

The sign on the door here at 104 Second Ave. at East Sixth Street announces that the Lion Beerstore will be opening today.

Per their Facebook page, "Lions Beerstore is a beautiful bar, a restaurant, beer consultancy, and retail store under one roof."

A father-son team, who hail from Greece, are behind the operation, and they will reportedly offer more than 300 types of beer in the retail section as well as a food menu offering American and European pub food at the bar.

According to their CB3 application (PDF!), the store hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The space was previously home to Spice, which closed in June, consolidating its operations with a move to First Avenue between East Fourth Street and East Fifth Street.

Updated 6:59 p.m.

Despite the Opening Tuesday signage, the Lion folks needed one more day to have the place ready for company… EVG contributor Derek Berg says that the store will be open tomorrow…

Previously on EV Grieve:
A new mural and beer store on 2nd Avenue and East 6th Street