Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Remington Wine Company is Open

A full selection of wine starting at $9 is complemented by local and craft beers as well as spirits.

by Craig Bettenhausen

Debbie Jones and Mitchell Pressman quietly opened the doors to The Remington Wine Company this week. Located in the W. 29th Street location that formerly housed Sav-It liquors, the store sells wine, beer, liquor, and some small foodstuffs. Pressman says they're still waiting for some more items to come in and are still getting everything set up, but there are potent potables on the shelves and a working register.

The building looks very different than it did a few months ago. Clean plate glass windows replace the armored mesh facade, the interior is wide open and done up in a semi-rustic style with exposed beams and brick. A painted sign for the store adorns the western face of the building facing the parking lot, and a handicap ramp leads up to the main entrance on 29th st.

Jones and Pressman came to Remington from a larger store and wine bar in Canton. They sold that operation in January and began looking for a smaller, more manageable location. Their new space here in Remington is owned by Seawall Development, as is the parking lot next door, where they will have four spaces set aside.

Despite speculation to the contrary, RWC has Natty Boh. A six pack of tall-boy cans is seven dollars. 
"When I heard Mitchell Pressman talking about what wine goes with what food, I was reminded of Ira and Barry, the ice cream guys in the movie 'City Slickers,' " says Remington resident Richard Gilmore. "Good to have a wine guru in the neighborhood."