Friday, May 1, 2015

I Spy Sherlock's Looking at New Location


Wine replacing beer in Oak Grove?

Sherlock's Wine Merchant will close its Brookhaven location in about a week.  Monday, its co-tenant The Cook's Warehouse closed.  While Sherlock's tried to work out a lease to remain in a portion of the space, an agreement was never reached.  Sources close to the situation tell me that both retailers are "actively" looking for replacement locations "in the area." 

While I have no solid leads on a replacement store for The Cook's Warehouse, Sherlock's is reportedly in talks to lease the former Beer Growler Nation space on LaVista Road in Oak Grove.  A lease is reportedly "in the works," and while not signed, Sherlock's is reportedly the stronger of two "wine store" retailers vying for the space. 

Oak Grove Center is a popular community center at the corner of Oak Grove and LaVista Roads already home to Oak Grove Market, The Grove and more recently, Queenie's, a consignment store.  

Excluding the Brookhaven store, Sherlock's has four other locations in Buckhead, East Cobb, Decatur and Kennesaw. The East Cobb and Kennesaw locations both sell beer, wine & liquor while the other locations offer beer & wine only.  

4 comments:

Jim said...

>>>The East Cobb and Kennesaw locations both sell beer, wine & liquor while the other locations offer beer & wine only. <<<

That’s two (2) stores from the same retailer selling hard liquor. I thought Georgia had an odd law that put the limit at just one (1).

That’s why only one Costco store (Peachtree-Dunwoody) sells hard liquor.

Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Jim

Atlantan99 said...

@Jim,

The cap is actually two units. Costco locations in both Dunwoody and Alpharetta sell hard liquor. The same policy applies to Total Wine and Tower where both only operate a pair of stores that sell hard liquor.

Thanks for your comments and readership!

vespajet said...

It's also why Green's and Tower only have two locations.

The alcohol laws in Georgia are definitely stuck in the past not too mention the lawmakers being in the back pocket of the alcohol distributors and retailers.

Anonymous said...

WT