Since the early 2000s, Bin 604 Wine Sellers and Whole Foods Markets have been neighbors in Harbor East, some of the first retail establishments to open in the neighborhood.
So now that Whole Foods is nearing the opening date for its new, bigger location in the Liberty Harbor East building just down the street, it’s only fitting Bin 604 is following the grocer over.
The wine and spirits shop, whose selection is curated by restaurateur Tony Foreman, announced today it will also lease space in the luxury development, adding approximately 1,500 square feet of additional space.
In a statement, Foreman said the larger room will allow Bin 604 to expand its offerings, mirroring the store’s growth over the years as it has brought in more beers and liquors. And the business is looking to hold more workshops, tastings and classes in a new classroom space.
“Whether through the choices on the shelves, the advice of our staff, or the classes that we teach, we work really hard to provide the best experience to everyone,” he said. “We’re incredibly excited to redesign the store, almost two decades later, to maximize our strengths.”
Even though the store is changing addresses, moving from 604 S. Exeter St. to 711 S. Central Ave., the name will remain Bin 604, a spokesperson confirmed.
The shop will occupy a space in the mezzanine level of the Liberty Harbor East development, accessible from the second level of the parking garage or a street-level entrance on S. Central Avenue.
Per a release, the new Bin 604 is scheduled to open in the second quarter of the year. While the Whole Foods has experienced delays, the residential portion of the project is 50 percent leased, developer Harbor East Management Group said in a news release. The firm developed the building, which includes 282 apartments and 33 condominiums, along with The Bozzuto Group. The companies broke ground in 2016.
Harbor East Management Group said it will soon announce new tenants for the storefronts previously occupied by Bin 604 and Whole Foods.