Remington Wine Company, an up-market liquor store in a W. 29th Street building owned by Seawall Development, closed for good today, the business posted on Facebook, citing “financial circumstances both beyond our control and of our own making.”
The store was opened in 2016 by Mitchell Pressman and his wife Debbie Jones following the sale* of their Canton store, Chesapeake Wine Co. It occupied the site of the former Sav-It Liquors, a longtime shop that was no-frills and known for its neon sign and unwelcoming vestibule with bullet-proof glass.
After the space was renovated to include a freshly painted exterior and exposed brick walls inside, Remington Wine Company set up shop and offered a more curated, high-end selection of wines, beer and liquors.
“Remington is a neighborhood in the midst of big changes, and it has been our pleasure to meet and get to know both old and new members of the community,” the store’s Facebook post said. “The support you have given us, as well as the continued support of customers we brought to Remington from our 17 years in Canton, has been terrific.”
Business grew substantially this year, the owners said, but it was not enough for them to go on without incurring more debt.
*Correction: Chesapeake Wine Co. did not close but was sold to another owner. Baltimore Fishbowl regrets the error.
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