Another Wine Bar for Sweet & Lowdown Space

Posted on: January 25th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

Sweet & Lowdown wine bar ceased to exist in December 2009 after one year in business.  Owners of the swank sub-level spot at 123 Allen Street reportedly skipped on the rent, and the landlord shut down the party. The place remained locked up ever since.  However, last month the leasing signs disappeared from the marquee itself, and movement began anew on premises.

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Over the weekend, the gates were raised so we took a peek inside and notice a half-full glass of wine sitting on the wooden countertop.  A man emerged from within to greet us on the sidewalk.  He’s the owner, and revealed that the as-yet-unnamed establishment will remain a wine bar, offering wines and beers alongside a small-plate menu. In addition, we were told that award-winning Andre Mack will reportedly be the sommelier on staff.

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[January 2010]

Different names for the bar are currently being considered, but ownership is not averse to keeping the Sweet & Lowdown moniker. Indeed, we learned that they acquired all the assets.  As for launch date, the bar will be hosting some “private parties” in February, with an official launch like by early March.

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