East Village Wine & Liquor Moving Around the Corner Onto Clinton Street

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 at 9:22 am by

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East Village Wine & Liquor is moving around the corner

East Village Wine & Liquor – a misnomer of a business headquartered at Stanton Street – is one of the more reliable shops out there. It’s also one of the only places that sells a certain brand of Aguardiente that we consume quite frequently. However, after about ten years in this corner spot, the booze depot is about to undergo an address change. Huge posters and banners indicate an imminent move to 80-82 Clinton Street (between Rivington and Delancey), a space that’s been vacant ever since VIP Cafe and Bakery folded.

The establishment and its counsel appeared before the State Liquor Authority last Tuesday to obtain approval from the full board. During the hearing, the lawyer mentioned that the building recently went co-op and a lease renewal followed; East Village Wine & Liquor apparently didn’t exercise the option to renew in time, so they had no choice but to leave. Their application met no opposition and was okayed in less than a minute.

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80-82 Clinton Street is, of course, home to one of the coolest hidden gems on the Lower East Side. The Clinton Star Theatre. Several have entered the hallowed premises, which is co-occupied by a recording studio called The Rumor Mill and an under-the-radar event spot called The Space (on the Attorney side).

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